When the rich young man asked Jesus what he needed to do to go to heaven, we see Jesus’ reply in Mark 10:21, Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Jesus really did love the young man, just like He loves all of us because He does not want to see any of us out of His will. But in the end, Jesus gives all of us freedoml to choose or not choose Him. It’s sad when we move in a different direction, but that is what real freedom looks like.