the ultimate rich young ruler

"How do you know that money isn't just money to you? Here are some of the signs: you can't give large amounts of it away. You get scared if you might have less than you're accustomed to...'s no longer just a tool, it's the scorecard. It's your essence, your identity. No matter how much money you have, though it's not intrinsically evil, it has incredible power to keep you from God...

[T]hough Jesus Christ was rich, for our sakes he became poor... Jesus says... I'm the ultimate rich young ruler who has given away the ultimate wealth to get you. Now you need to give away yours to get me. If you understand Jesus is the true rich young ruler, it is going to change your attitude to money."

Tim Keller, King's Cross