Then Jesus made the following statement, “One thing you still lack; sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come and follow Me” ( Luke 18:23 NASU).
Jesus expected something from the rich young ruler. What he expected included the surrendering of his life. We often teach a passive Christianity. It is one that does not teach us to do anything. That is when we have a religion that will not do anything for us as well.