What possesses you?

Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” Mark 10:21

The young man claimed to have kept, at least, the last six commandments. Jesus did not argue with him over it but told him he lacked one thing.
That one thing is the first great commandment – You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. Matt 22:37

This man let possessions get in the way of serving God, even eternal life.

What do you let get in the way?
What possesses you?
Is it work or leisure activity?
Television, sports, love, or pride?
Marriage, being single, being divorced?
Whatever it is, the answer is the same – take up the cross, and follow Me!

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