Radical Idea: It is better to suffer with Christ than to be comfortable without Christ. A life without suffering is an incomplete and malformed life.
Since when is “doing good” such a bad thing? When you count on your good deeds to save you...then it's bad. Why? It is so self-deceiving. The hardest person to reach in the world for Christ is the person who is religious.
“If I must choose between Christ and anything else, I will choose Christ.” Whenever you find yourself at in life, only the road to the cross leads to life.