Maybe he’s waiting until you tell me another story about Him.
Maybe He’ll give me loves while you’re telling it.
So I’m listening.
Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
You’ve got to hang out with Jesus for that eternal life stuff. Even I know that.
Yes, I’m listening.
“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied.
“There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”
“Which ones?” the man inquired.
Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.”
That’s me all over!
What do you mean, I sometimes accuse Scratchy of doing things that I really did?
He did too do all those things!
I always honor you and do what you say. After all, I’m the perfect dog.
I ran off? Oh, um – I came back to you didn’t I?
Okay, I’ll listen.
“All these things I have kept,” the young man said.
See, that man and I are two of a kind.
The man asked, “What do I still lack?”
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Wait, does that mean I have to sell all my treats?
Oh, I can do that. Jesus gives out fish.
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
Young man, come back, come back. Jesus will give you all the fish you want!
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
It’s a good thing I’m just a poor dog – and a lot smaller than a camel.
Wait, how big is the eye of a needle?
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Whew! I was beginning to worry.
I just found out how big one of those needle’s eyes is.