One of the readings that the honors class read this week was "The Cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer writes about how faith must be preceded by a call from God, how that call must be obeyed. Bonhoeffer was writing in a time when people were once again asking what it means to live in the world as a Christian. Questions were also being asked about "meaningless" jobs. Bonhoeffer didn't address the second question, but the first question he would answer by saying that it simply means to obey God's call.
Bonhoeffer makes a good point by saying that Jesus should be obeyed just because He's God and that it is not necessary to justify obeying Him in any other way. He also makes a good point when he says that no one can become a disciple on their own accord. A call from God is necessary. People are powerless in their sins without God.
One thing that I really liked about this reading is how it puts things in a good perspective. Nothing matters when compared to following Christ. I'm not quite sure what he was saying in some parts, but I very much liked the point that Jesus should be followed regardless of everything else.