Jesus does not want admirers, but disciples.
Admirers commend the great deeds of Jesus in the world of yesteryear.
Disciples know that Jesus wants to be present in the world today.
Admirers deftly dodge an irrevocable decision for Jesus.
Disciples unreservedly connect their fate to Jesus’ fate.
Admirers are thrilled by Jesus today and thrilled by another one tomorrow.
Disciples cannot undo their change of Master.
Admirers ask: What can Jesus give me?
Disciples ask: What can I give to Jesus?
Admirers love to bask frequently in the light of Jesus.
Disciples love to turn willingly to alleviate the world’s darkness and misery.
No – Jesus does not want admirers;
He can do without them.
But not without disciples.

— Soren Kierkegaard