Listen, I don't want to be a Christian if it's not going to be joyful and a splendid way to live with good things happening.
Did somebody promise you that the Christian life would be a walk in the park, a real picnic? I know you hear a lot about how joyous you are supposed to be when you are a Christian, praising God and looking happy and getting the best seats for the show, but there is another side to it.
Well, it can't be very hard. After all, you don't do anything but go to Church.
No, that's not quite right either. You still have to make a living, work, you know, and send your kids to school, and buy groceries, and pay bills. You face all the same demands as any other person in this world. There is disease, disorder, and disaster that comes on all people, and it will come to you too.