While the gift of grace and our justification is free in Christ, growing in Christ is costly and means leaving worldly pleasures behind. As we looked at the end of the ninth chapter of the Gospel, according to St. Mark. Here, we get hard words, but they remind us of the cost of sin and all we are called to leave behind to follow Christ.
Read the exhortation Pg—86 of the Book of Common Prayer (1928).
Does any of this resonate with you? Are there areas that you need to repent or make amends for?
Are there any areas that the Lord is calling you to grow?