Jesus implores us: come follow me.
Mission is something that is done by all God's people - not between individuals or clergy or the bishops or by projects. Mission the work of the kingdom, is the task of the whole church community and that is what Advent is partly all about.
Jesus never sought power or used his authority for personal gain. Although he had all the power, he only used it to help others. He proved that through death we find life. His kingship was and is one of service, humility and truth.
As we approach Advent we begin to turn our thoughts to the end of time, to our death, and to a time when we will stand in the presence of God. We consider particularly themes to do with judgement and therefore to do with sin. And we have it seems to me a very narrow view of both.
Jesus in his words to the rich man is promoting the fact that wealth is to be shared. None of us has a right to anything. Everything we have is a gift, given by a God who provides for us generously but also makes us responsible for looking after each other.