Is following our Savior that difficult? I don’t think so. But in the end, it doesn’t matter what I think. What did Jesus say?
37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
How much more does the Gospel of Christ hang upon loving the Lord with all our heart mind and soul along with loving our neighbor as ourselves? I don’t think it gets anymore difficult than that to follow Jesus. Everything else fills in with this simplicity.