23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
The difference between men and women usually comes down to how we are hard-wired in our brains. Many men are task oriented and compartmentalize everything, whereas women can multitask better and have many more links when there is a dialogue or a task to be done. Men want to solve problems and get it fixed. When a man is told that a task would be impossible, it will cause them to ponder and think of a solution. When John F. Kennedy announced in 1961 that he wanted to sending an American safely to the moon, it must have caused a stir within the minds of many scientists. In 1961, technology was not as advanced as we know it today. This project caused them to advance their thinking to figure out how to complete this task. The impossible became possible.
Going to heaven is different than going to the moon. When Jesus said that it is hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven and that it would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, it caused his disciples to be astonished and say that it would be impossible for anybody to be saved. This is based on man’s understanding and man’s experience. Jesus clarified and said that if we trust in our own strength and understanding, it will be impossible to get to heaven. If we trust in God and His promised, then it is possible. If we have a problem or a difficult situation, this passage reminds us that we can go to God and trust that He will help us to get something done.