Good Friday: Rich, Young, Ruler Monologue

Tonight’s Good Friday Address is a monologue based on the narratives of a man known simply as the “Rich Young Ruler” found in Matthew 19:16-22, Mark 10:17,22, and Luke 18:18-23.

A man who came to Jesus seeking justification for the life he was living in hopes that his own goodness would guarantee his place in the Kingdom of Heaven.  

The answer he received from Jesus was not what he expected and he walked away sorrowful leaving the readers of his story wondering what happened to him.

This monologue postulates what might have happened had he witnessed the crucifixion.

What would have happened if he encountered God’s definition of Good?