When we come to love the Lord Jesus Christ in truth, we become dead to the world and the world dead to us. The ways of the world no longer attract us, in our heart of hearts and new nature, at least; and the world has no love for what we are: Christ followers.
And we pray:
Lord Jesus, Your cross brings division in the world, between those who would follow You and those who run still after the world, the flesh, and the Devil. Crucify our carnal, sinful desires, taking out the stony heart and putting in its place a heart of flesh, sensitive to your leading. Let us say, “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, ” regardless of how the world may react. Amen.