One of the most difficult scriptures in the Bible is found in Mark 8. Jesus calls his followers to deny themselves, to take up their crosses, and to follow Him. We often believe Jesus is asking us try harder and to do more, but what He’s wanting is for us to abandon our strivings and to deepen our relationship with Him. These are two different ways of relating to God, one leads to regret and the other to abundant life. Which path will you take?