“The crowed joined the attack against Paul and Silas, and magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks…”

This doesn’t sound like the happy, smile-all-the-time kind of Christianity i grew up with. This sound more like a, sell all you have and give it to the poor, lose your life, pick up your cross and follow me kind of Christianity.

Perhaps, just perhaps, I’m missing something about the cost of following Jesus. Just a thought.