We likely won’t be faced with the same pressures that Jesus faced to not do good. Surely people won’t be calling for our deaths, but we will face inconveniences that will prevent us from answering his call: If I stop to help, it will make me late for work. If I volunteer at this shelter, I’ll miss the big game. If I stop to talk with this stranger, my friends will judge me.

These inconveniences, these moments of discomfort, these are opportunities to show and expand the depth of our faith. For we are called to serve others not just when it is easy, but when it is inconvenient. When we go out of our way for Christ, we take one step closer to becoming more like him.

Connor Walters is a communications coordinator at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland. He also coaches rowing and co-moderates the school’s Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Ministry to the Homeless.