my divided affection and split loyalties, my cynicism and apathy, my spent energy and unwanted thrift store specials, all of this along with my condescending, judgmental attitude toward those around me.
What more do You want? Isn't that enough?
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:37-39 ESV
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." Matthew 16:24