Sometimes people, even believers, take Jesus too literally. Yes, you can take even God too seriously now. Remember the darkest verse in the Bible said many of Jesus’s disciples turned back? Oddly enough this was John 6:66 in case know one else caught that. . .:) besides us numbers freaks. They deserted Him because He said something to the extent of eternal life meant eating the flesh of the Son of Man and drinking His blood. Now if He meant that literally that’s just gross. Catholics take it literally to mean communion-which should be practiced more in churches nowadays. Jesus was talking about feasting the living Word and drinking Living Water. Revelations 3:20 is an invitation for lukewarm believers to answer the call upon their lives and sup with the L-rd. It’s all about communion, a living relationship with God. Revisiting the Cross when we screw up and seeking forgiveness from the One who has already forgaven us. Likewise, there are only two demands of Jesus for those that want to follow Him. A Disciple is a student and learns from the Master. The only requirements are to love God so much that your love for family and friends looks like hatred; and the other requirement is to carry your cross daily. We humans like to overcomplexify God when His teachings are so simple a child could understand them. The first requirement goes back to the first two commandments and the Greatest Commandment to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Carrying your cross involves not letting the cares and tribulations of this world keep you from reaching your potential in Christ. You can have long-term goals but trust God to lead and take it one day at a time so you don’t get too overwhelmed. So the only real cost is to stop thinking about yourself and your problems and seek first the Kingdom of God. In doing so He provides everything you need (and possibly almost all of your wants on His terms) and fills your cup to overflowing into the lives of those around you.