Ever wonder if everyone thinks you are crazy? What a relief when you finally realize you are and can get on with living that life others think is so crazy. Jesus laid out a roadmap to follow that was pretty serious. He said, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.” He also said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”
What radical statements to make if you were trying to build up a following. But that’s the kind of King He was, and is. He’s not looking for the crowds. He’s looking for those who will really follow Him.
We should really be paying attention to this concept in the Word.* Scriptures Matt 10:22, 16:24