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Jesus loves us and wants a relationship with us. And like any other relationship, it requires selflessness and an understanding that life does not necessarily get easier; though it is more fulfilling. Jesus warned His disciples of what true relationship with Him meant in Mark 10:38, “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” Jesus wasn’t ridiculing His disciples for asking to be at His side in glory, but He did warn them that the road to glory would not be easy. Those of us who think this life and the path to eternity exists without obstacles are fooling themselves.