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Pavel Osipov

From my old scratch book

  • On Matthew 19:21-22

    "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.”

    When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth."

    Heh, guess lots of modern people will be sad on his place. :)

    Reading that I imagined just the final situation: young man shall give all to the poor and become one of them. Not much people will be happy after such advice.

    But... but... but...

    "Give" is a kind of process, and can't be performed instantly.

    Maybe The Teacher just offered young man to do some exersice? Before you give, you must know:

    - Who should I give to?

    - What do they need?

    - What kind of help should I offer to them?

    Maybe that words were just said to make the young man to look around carefully and learn something about people around him? And while asking them, talking to them he will get some new experience he needed?

    Who know, eh? :)