Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to feel sympathy for our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:14-16 NIVUK
Jesus never asks us to do something he wouldn’t do himself.
He calls us to a life of faith, not a life of comfort.
Instead of coming to him for a safer, easier, stress-free lifestyle, the Son of God challenges us to risk loving others more than ourselves.
Instead of indulging our daily desires, he calls us to deny them for something eternal.
Instead of living by what we want, he tells us to pick up our crosses daily and follow his example.