A young man came to Yeshua and said, “Good Teacher. I am looking for one good deed that I can do to be saved, earning eternal life. Can you point me in the right direction? “Your attention is focused on being ‘good.’ Instead, you need to shift your attention to living a meaningful life. You can do that by keeping the commandments.” “Which ones?” came the retort. Even though the young man was testing Yeshua’s patience, Yeshua calmly replied, “Don’t murder, commit adultery, steal, or bear false witness. Respect your parents and approach your neighbors with honesty.” “You are describing me to a T,” said the young man, “am I missing something?” Yeshua said, “If you want to be a whole person who lives with integrity, divest yourself of those possessions that possess you. Sell them and use the money for empowering the marginalized. That will raise you into the presence of the eternal in the midst of your current life. Come and join me as I seek to follow in the Way that leads to abundant life.” It was all too much for the young man. He couldn’t conceive of parting with his possessions, for they really did possess him.