You guys need to read a better translated, unedited bible:
At this time, Jesus spoke with caution, for the people still recalled Judas the Galilean who had smitten the Romans in battle. Jesus was a Man of long silences, and many thought Him strange. But He taught all along the shore of the Galilean Sea and called others to follow Him. They worked wherever they could, for Jesus said, “What we offer is not to be sold like a common chattel, and we will not take anything without giving value in return.”
“Do not covet riches, for though few men possess them, all who do are not free but are themselves possessed by their wealth. Because riches are the possession of a few, all seek them. Even so are my words; were they possessed by all, none would value them.”
One said to Jesus, “Sire, we are not all like John who could surely eat bread made with sand. Is there no easy way?”
Jesus said, “The only easy paths in life lead nowhere, or are cut by others. But the path I point can be cut by none but yourselves.
“A peddler going from place to place is willing to undergo the hardships incurred through his wandering, in order to earn his livelihood. Even so should you be prepared to cheerfully accept the hardships imposed by life, in order to gain glory in the life which follows.
“If a child is not raised with austerity, can it enjoy the pleasures of later life? Only the foolish parent overindulges the child, and if it is done in the name of affection, the parent is either a hypocrite or irresponsible.”