This chapter is made up of many parts but a common theme through all of them is the attitude required in order to approach God & enter his kingdom. Faith, humility, like a child, empty-handed, seeking mercy are all parts of the equation. In the midst of all that, Jesus tells his disciples again that his coming death and resurrection are the prerequisite for their entry into the kingdom. The crucified-and-risen Messiah is the gate. Humble faith is the key.