We can criticise the rich young man as we want but what I retain is verse 27 where Jesus answer the question: “who then can be saved” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."It is practically impossible to follow our lord in a perfect way; that is why he came for us, to give us additional tools and guidance. He was sacrifice at 33 years of age, the only sacrifice needed to save all of humanity. There is but one Christ; he came to relieve us from pain and to ask us to do the same for others. We must be joyful to live life through grace and not through law. Of course we must not commit any sins on purpose because we are under grace. Romans 6, 14 for sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
For the rich young man and others like him, we must remember that Jesus was rich and made himself poor for us, he renounced earthly possessions to share the meaning of life with the poor people. Love is the true meaning of life, where love can be divine. He answers the young man: “Why do you call me good, no one is good but God. Of course he wasn’t declaring everything of himself to this poor good but searching soul.
Bless you Lord for showing us the way to freedom.