As Jesus closes his commission to His disciples, He gives some very shocking statements. Because of the repetition of use, these statements may not have the same appalling meaning as they would have had with the disciples. However, that should not diminish the intention of Jesus as He clearly articulated what the cost would be if His disciples were willing to follow him. Discipleship is not cheap, and it certainly isn’t free. Everyone who desires to follow Jesus must be willing to pay. These words stated by Christ should challenge our hearts and demand a response from everyone who considers themselves a Christian.