And as Jesus was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I believe to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, give up your dogmas, and love the unorthodox, and you will have understanding in heaven; and come, follow me.” Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great doctrines.
(Based on Mark 10, and inspired by Rev. Tom Bartley's sermon today at Crooked Creek Baptist Church)