An Additional Layer on the Rich Young Ruler

If you grew up in church or have any literary knowledge about the Bible, you may be familiar with a story involving Jesus, some random rich dude, and something about a camel going through the eye of a needle. A story in which a well-off young man comes up to Jesus to ask a question as old as consciousness itself: “How do I obtain eternal life?” - phrased differently - “How do I avoid death? How do I live forever?”

I have recently pondered why this young man approached the God-man with such a question? Perhaps he was simply afraid of death, or maybe he was…