"You know the commandments," He said. "Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and your mother..." "Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth," responded the rich young ruler. Probably among those who knew him he was quite respected for he had done such good things. "One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come take up the cross, and follow me." "You know the commandments..." Could it be that this man knew the Law's requirement that there would be no poor in the land? Surely he had learned about things like that growing up. What went on in his heart and mind when he walked past the poor on the street?