As we approach the minor prophets, we’ll find that (as a friend put it), we are not called to comfort, we are called to conform. In other words, ease of life isn’t the Christian’s goal; instead, walking in imago dei is.
I hope this story retold by John Piper about famous minister Charles Wesley will motivate you to consider that calling. As you read it, do two things: consider the timing–Wesley was a “spring chicken” of Christendom, and bring the story to modern culture. Would you spend the night on death row?