God has called us to embrace a different way, the way of life in Christ by the Spirit. This call is to follow the footsteps of Christ leading from the Garden of Gethsemane to the tree upon the hill. It is this tree, the cross, where true wisdom is found. The challenge, of course, is that the way from below appears so wise. The path is wide, the companions are many, and the destination seems desirable. The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. Our feet are trained to find paths of self-achievement and self-glorification. We use our vocations to build significance. We use our relationships to get ahead. We spend our money and our time trying to gain more power. Because we are prone to waywardness, prone to walk the path of pride, self-sufficiency, and power, we need the church to ground us in Christ and his way.
– Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb