In Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, David Platt writes, “We realize that we are saved not just to be forgiven of our sins or to be assured of our eternity in heaven, but we are saved to know God. So we yearn for him. We want him so much that we abandon everything else to experience him. This is the only proper response to the revelation of God in the gospel.”
- Radical, p. 39 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson
Mark 8:34 (CEV) Jesus then told the crowd and the disciples to come closer, and he said: If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me.