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‘Treasure in heaven’

From the January 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A rich man once asked Christ Jesus, “What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” Jesus recommended he “keep the commandments.” 

“All these things have I kept from my youth up,” the man replied. “What lack I yet?” 

Jesus answered, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” The man turned away from Jesus’ counsel. The Bible says “he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions” (see Matthew 19:16–22).

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