Jesus said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” You can think about being “not far” in different ways. If you get 97 on your math exam you’re not far from perfection but that is still pretty good. If you get to the train station for a 7:00 train at 7:02 you are “not far” from being on time but in this instance it’s not good at all. Close, but no cigar. This scene can serve as a reminder not to get stuck in being “not far” from living a godly life. It is easy to remain content saying “I’m doing pretty good” when God want us to be better. We should not settle for being decent when God wants us to be holy.