Luke 6:22 Blessed are you when men hate you,
And when they exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,
For the Son of Man’s sake.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Philippians 1:29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
When is the last time that following Jesus cost you something? When is the last time it cost you a relationship? When is the last time it cost you a promotion? When is the last time it cost you social acceptance? When is the last time it cost you a vacation? When is the last time you were mocked for your faith? When is the last time you went without a meal for the sake of the gospel? Can you really say that you are carrying your cost if it hasn't cost you anything? has carrying your cross cost you anything? If there is no sacrifice involved, if you are not at least a little uncomfortable, then there is a good chance that you aren't carrying a cross. Or maybe you are uncomfortable because you know you are not carrying your cross. Talk to me.