It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.  Why do you think Jesus made such a strange, disquieting statement about the wealthy?   Did he disdain the prosperous and abhor their affluence?   No, Jesus had wealthy friends like Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, along with a group of wealthy women who supported his ministry.   He didn’t think that the rich are inherently more...