I’ve got forty pages left in Lee Camp’s Mere Discipleship, a book I’ve been meaning to read for the last 8 months or so. Its amazing. Life changing. But, it also scares the hell out of me. (No pun intended)
I don’t know how I can follow Jesus. Lee Camp is right in so many ways and I am wrong in nearly every way. I want to follow Christ, but I am definitely the rich young ruler, turning away because I have great wealth. Or I’m the guy who’s father died, and I want to bury my father. Basically, I don’t know that I am willing to forsake everything for the cause of Christ. I can’t give up Carrie, my family, or my friends. I might could give up some material things, but I don’t know that I could live in poverty in order to follow Jesus.
This is a hard teaching. Who then can be saved?