"They teach us that sophistication and security are not God's requirements to share the good news of our personal Savior with others."
~ from my most recent The Voice of the Martyrs publication.
"They" meaning "our brothers and sisters who suffer far worse than we do for carrying the cross of Christ."
Reminds me of Secret Believers which I read early this year. Here is one thing from my notes back then.
And finally, we are told, "Until we are willing to give up all we consider important in this life--our comfort, our cars, our homes, our families, our careers, our entertainment, our savings, and retirement accounts, whatever Christ requires of us to be His disciples and accomplish His work -- the world will not take the church seriously." (pg. 251)
Things to remember: Jesus told us to GO. He never said we would come back. But what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?
Are souls worth it? One hundred years from now .... will all that earthly stuff be as important as people's souls?
"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it produces much grain" (John 12:24).