Nondiscipleship costs abiding peace, a life penetrated throughout by love, faith that sees everything in light of God’s overriding governance for good, hopefulness that stands firm in the most discouraging of circumstances, power to do what is right and withstand the forces of evil. In short, nondiscipleship costs you exactly that abundance of life Jesus said he came to bring (John 10:10). The cross-shaped yoke of Christ is after all an instrument of liberation and power to those who live in it with him and learn the meekness and lowliness of heart that brings rests to the soul.
-Dallas Willard, The Great Omission
Dallas Willard is an American philosopher also known for his writings on Christian spiritual formation. Some of his most famous works are The Divine Conspiracy and Hearing God. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at The University of Southern California. Visit his website at dwillard.org.