Would you give up everything you had to get Jesus? I mean everything? That's a really tough thought. I mean, I can imagine suffering a little. I can imagine being poor (I kind of am), I can imagine having people reject you because of your faith (some of my neighbors are uncomfortable around me because of my faith), I can even imagine having friends reject you (I've had several friends say they just didn't "get" my faith). But can you imagine not having anything. Can you imagine your family rejecting you. Your wife. Your kids. Your parents. Can you imagine not having anyone but God.
I hope and pray that my life never comes to that. I hope that I'm never tested in that. I think I could do it, but I would be so sad. JM