The man addressed him as “Good Teacher.” But Jesus replied, “No one is good but God alone.” Jesus wanted the man to see goodness is not something to obtain, to possess, but rather a goal to seek.
An tourist in Jerusalem met up with a monk. The monk offered to show him around the monastery of which he was a part. On their tour they came to the monk’s room; the tourist noticed no TV or radio, only one change of clothes, a towel and a blanket. He asked, “How do you live so simply?” The monk answered, “I noticed you have only enough things to fill a suitcase; why do you live so simply?” To which the tourist replied, “But I’m just a tourist, I’m only traveling through.” To which the monk said, “So am I, so am I.”
Our value should not be measured by the cool stuff we own, the money we make, the inheritance we leave for our children, our power, our business empire but on the love that we show not only to those that we love, but the grace shared with the unloved and the unlovable. Our true value in the eyes of almighty God cannot be counted, but weighed, in the light of the difference our lives make to other people. None of this can be measured in monetary terms, none of this can be counted by the number of Facebook friends or Twitter followers we have.