Jesus will tell us to count the cost of following Him (Luke 14: 25-33), but then illustrates the purpose of discipleship by pointing out the widow’s giving of her two small copper coins (Luke 21:1-4). Though the world would not “count” her gift significant, Jesus says it was the watermark of discipleship, because she put in all she had to live on. Peter is another example of discipleship (Luke 5:1-11), when he puts out into the deep to let down his freshly cleaned nets for a catch. Peter did this not because of any measurable or visible evidence of success. He did simply because Jesus said to do it (Luke 5:5). We must remember the importance of why and how we do what we are called to do, not just count the numbers of apparent successes we have enjoyed.