Jesus also said "if a thief steals your cloak, give him your shoes as well". I suppose that not only the rich are doomed, but you and I are as well because I would venture to say that most of us would "call the law" on someone who stole from us. You see, once again, we use the bible to "prove our case", like when you used "the rich's difficulty in getting to heave". I believe what Jesus was referring to was "all who have more than they need", and my dear friend, that is 99% of us. Jesus didn't come to admonish only the "rich", but All who are greedy and in need to repent. I.E. you can be just as greedy with $100 as one who has $1,000,000.00.