Are you a disciple? Do you consider yourself a disciple? Jesus says very strong things in Luke 14 about having to pick up your cross and about having to hate your family and your life which turned the people away. Can you say that compared to Jesus you hate your life? I don't. But how do I get to a state where I can say that? By praying or reading the bible or does it require more something like a supernatural encounter with God? I cannot imagine that you become so radical by accident. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Is0KmnfCvBg I found a video about Luke 14 and being a disciple. It's really radical. I think such radical things are hardly preached in the church today.