What does Jesus really mean when He tells us to follow Him? Is it simply another way to say “I agree with what He says”? Or does He really mean we’re supposed to do the things He did and live the life He lived? Jesus once said, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Self-denial and the life of “cross carrying” seem so distasteful, so why would anyone want to actually Follow Jesus? So why do you choose to Follow Jesus– and what does “Following Jesus” mean to you?
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” – Matthew 16:24