In Mark's Gospel we read, "There came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" This running and kneeling appeared to denote humility and eagerness. Yet when the one sometimes referred to as the rich young man was asked to exchange his earthly treasures for "treasure in heaven," "he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
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