Today it has really stood out to me that we too often make Christianity about a culture in America and that really we must be cognizant of Christ's daily call to follow him.
Consider. It's been said before:
"A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing." --Martin Luther.
There is a lot of truth to this when you think on passages like the Gospel of Luke, chapter 9, verses 23 to 24...