Faith is more a process than a possession. And through faith incredible things happen. Like forgiveness.
The straightforward reading of this parable--that we are to share our wealth or else--doesn't account for the fact that Jesus says threats don't actually work.
Jesus' "hardest parable" suggests that we are to engage in a great campaign of sabotage.
We are tempted to think that the spiritual life is about seeking after God. But here, we find a God who is relentlessly seeking us.
One of the “hard sayings” of Jesus where he says that if we want to follow him we must learn to hate family and life itself, take up the cross, and give away all our possessions.