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Imagine if the early Christians had read the job description before signing on to be disciples of Jesus. "No pay. Long hours. Extensive travel. Self-denial and the ability to bear great hardship is a must."
Being a disciple is not an easy job. Jesus said so himself when he addressed the crowd explaining, "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me."
This what discipleship is all about – making the choice to embrace a way of living that Jesus taught us; giving of ourselves for the good of others.
No matter how difficult it may seem sometimes, discipleship alone is the way to the new life and true happiness God promises us.