Luke 14:25-33
A student asked a college instructor, “Can I take a shorter course of studies than the one prescribed?”  “Oh yes.” replied the instructor, “but it all depends on what you want to be.  When God wants to make a giant oak tree, it takes many years.  But when He wants to make a squash, it takes a few months.” Living the gospel is always going to be a challenge to those who prefer not to live the way Jesus asks us to.