More than Love in Dreams (Mark 10:17-31)
It occurs to me that what Jesus is suggesting here is that—far from being that which frees us from the worries and constraints of life—clinging to things, the accumulation of stuff is that which binds us . . . enslaving us, possessing us, mocking us, killing us. Far from liberating us from the cares and worries of the world, the accumulation of stuff ensnares us, adding link by link to the chain that shackles us to ourselves.
All that stuff, at some indeterminate point, switches places with us in the saddle, and starts riding us.