Matthew 20:22 (NASB)
Are you able to drink the cup I am about to drink?
This is not a challenge but an invitation. Most Christians would simply walk away from this scripture thinking that they aren't qualified to suffer with the Lord. However, the Lord isn't questioning us but wants us to realize our innate ability to fellowship with Him in the midst of deepest suffering. True intimacy with Christ is realized when we fill up in our flesh that which is lacking in regards to the afflictions of Christ. It's His cup and His calling. I pray we say yes to both. Amen.