"Do you find comfort in the fact that perhaps the Lord does not require of you what he required of the rich Jewish youth? Then I am sorry for you. Your relief is to know that the Lord does not require you to part with your money and possessions, but he also does not offer you himself instead! You did not sell him for thirty pieces of silver, but you are glad not to buy him with all that you have?"- George MacDonald
Source: MacDonald George. Knowing the Heart of God. Edited by Michael R. Phillips. Bethany House Publishers, 1990: p. 58.