I want the things you just can’t give me

Mark 10:17-22 (Rich Young Ruler)

Could the gospel writers got it wrong,
when they said Christ’s wishes
were defeated by the world’s riches?

Perhaps why the young man left,
was the second request.

“Follow me.”

The rich young ruler could plainly see
from being with
the scribes and the Pharisees
that the good teacher
would go under the third degree.

He thought:
“Why would I trade my palace
to face the world’s malice?
This is not the road for eternal life
this is a certain way to death and strife.”

And as he left Jesus in despair
He was troubled by the message of
Christ’s loving stare,
“Both of us know
what is going to come about,
Be my friend and change the world
beyond any doubt.”