In today’s reading Jesus speaks of how difficult it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God. He uses the familiar “easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle” comparison which really expresses an impossibility, but then follows it up with “with God all things are possible”.
The disciples express to him that they have left everything and Jesus makes a wonderful promise to those who give up much to follow him. Note that He says there will be blessings in this life (along with persecutions) as well as eternal life to come.
Yesterday’s reading closed with how hard it is for those who HAVE riches (10:23) to enter the Kingdom of God. In today’s reading Jesus says “how hard it is for those who TRUST IN riches to enter the kingdom of God (24). Whats the difference? Is having riches wrong? Is it dangerous?