The difference between an admirer and a follower still remains, no matter where you are. The admirer never makes any true sacrifices. [They] always plays it safe. Though in words, phrases, songs, [they are] inexhaustible about how highly [they] prizes Christ, [they] renounce nothing, give up nothing, will not reconstruct [their] life, will not be what [they] admire, and will not let [their] life express what it is [they] supposedly admire.Kierkegaard (modified)
I cannot believe I have not shared this quote. I think it is an excellent place to start when looking at the question of the nature of discipleship. I am going to try to collect some quotes from SK on the topic. So here is the first!