THE RICH YOUG MA. BY GEORGE HODGES And when he was gone forth into the way there came one running, and kneeled to him, and said, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life ? Mark 10 : 17. HE belonged to the privileged classes. The incident is described by three of the evan- gelists, and they all agree that he was rich, he had great possessions; one of them adds that he was a ruler, he had high position. He was young, too, and was making plans to live a larger life. He was looking out into the world with eager anticipation and en- thusiasm, making up his mind what great things he would do. The Master of men, the moment He saw him, loved him. There he came running and kneeled at Jesus' feet, and the Master looking down into his expectant eyes, loved him. Christ was in sympathy with young men ; He understood them. His intimate friends were young men. The Christian mis- sion, the supreme adventure of faith, the purpose to win the world and to bring its mighty kingdoms to the feet of Christ, was 139 140 THE HUMA ATUKE OF THE SAITS. undertaken by young men. The Master wel- comed this young man, holding out His hands.