Jesus taught in the book of Luke, chapter 14, that we cannot be His disciples unless we are willing to:
Love Him more than we love our families.
Bear our own crosses and follow Him—be willing to die for Him, and a painful death, at that.
Renounce our possessions.
Here’s something that bothers me concerning leaders in the Church: Do they meet these three criteria for discipleship? More specifically, are our leaders willing to die on a cross?