Jesus invites the rich, young man, and each of us, to “come, follow him”. This can be challenging. As St. John Paul II explains in Veritatis Splendor, we are to give up “our own wealth, our very self” in order to do so. This “giving up” has different implications depending on our calling in life, but sacrifice is common to them all. Yet, it is this sacrifice that places us on the path of Jesus Christ. And like Jesus, our self-offering works for the salvation of others who may not yet be close to Jesus. Think of that! Therefore, this invitation is to be like Him. It is how we will be happiest.