Today’s sermon at my church struck a nerve. Following Jesus will cost you something. It is a Cross-bearing, death-to-self path toward joy. there is no way to get through the Christian life without pain and sacrifice.
And you and I have got to do a better job of talking about the hard parts; we have to tell more stories about self-death, because we are leading people astray with our version of Christianity where gaining Jesus threatens nothing else in your life.
I have someone who is precious to me beyond words. Even though we live thousands of miles apart we have spent hours these past months wrestling through our faith together.