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They never called them DTR or Define the Relationship talks, but that is what they were. Nicodemus had one. The rich young ruler had one. Matthew had one. And one day Jesus had the DTR talk with a whole bunch of people at one time. What He said that day about following Him scared most of them half to death; deny yourself, take up your cross, follow me…and lose  lose your life. To make a good decision, you need truth, right? We’d like to think of it as a kind of lottery – pay a few bucks, and get a chance at millions. What Jesus does make clear, though, is that following Him is not a shot at the jackpot. To follow Him is to win at life – in the best way possible.  Jesus is simply being honest about the price tag. And you know, there’s always a price to anything that counts, isn’t there?