“Jesus has in these days many people who love his heavenly kingdom, but few who bear his cross. He has many who desire comfort, but few who are ready for trials. He has found many to share his table, but few to share his fast. Everyone longs to rejoice with him, but few are ready to suffer for him. Many follow Jesus as far as the breaking of the bread, but few go so far as to drink the cup of his passion. Many glory in his miracles, few follow him in the shame of the cross. Many people love Jesus as long as misfortune does not fall on them; they praise him and bless him as long as they are receiving comfort from him, but if Jesus hides himself or leaves them for awhile, they complain bitterly or fall into great despair.”
I(DeAnn) think Jesus still has people like this in these days. Unfortunately, I’m one of them more often than I would like to admit. How about you?