Jesus said,”Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies it produces many seeds.” He said this a few days before he died. Crucifixion was no soft option. Nor does he offer us an easy path.
Jesus challenges us to complete commitment to follow him and serve the poor, the sick, the downtrodden and those in prison. We enter into his family, we do not join a fan club!