Following Jesus is easy, right? Just look at the disciples. They got to hang out with other disciples. They enjoyed meals that they didn’t have to prepare. They watched miracles that build their faith. They listen to the best teacher ever, sitting on a grassy hillside on a sunny spring afternoon. What a life!
But then again, maybe following Jesus was also difficult. The disciples were led away from their friends and families. They were led to the sick and diseased. They were led to stand up against a corrupt religious system. They were led to persecution and suffering. They were led into tempests that threatened to take their lives. It was a hard journey, but worth every minute.