n reality “the eye of the needle” refers to a small door built into the huge gates to the entrance of the walled city of old Jerusalem. The truth is that a person could easily pass through the “eye of the needle”...but a camel could only pass through if all of the supplies it was carrying were first “off-loaded”. It would be difficult, but the camel, stooping low, with saddle and supplies removed, could in fact enter through the “eye of the needle” and into the walled city.
I believe the point being made is that we need to “off-load” our stuff…to be willing to set down “things” that keep us from being about the work of the Kingdom of God. And so I ask myself…what things do I need to “off-load” in my life in order to better put my discipleship into action?