The Fellowship of Misery

But the things that used to be advantages for me, I have, because of the Messiah, come to consider a disadvantage. Not only that, but I consider everything a disadvantage in comparison with the supreme value of knowing the Messiah Yeshua as my Lord. It was because of him that I gave up everything and regard it all as garbage, in order to gain the Messiah and be found in union with him, not having any righteousness of my own based on legalism, but having that righteousness which comes through the Messiah’s faithfulness, the righteousness from God based on trust. Yes, I gave it all up in order to know him, that is, to know the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings as I am being conformed to his death, so that somehow I might arrive at being resurrected from the dead.
Philippians 3:7-11 Complete Jewish Bible

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.
1 Corinthians 10:16-17 NKJV

The fellowship of the sufferings of Jesus is a tribal connection; it is the camaraderie of being in a place of misery and seeing someone you love and who loves you in that same place, and making eye contact that acknowledges each other’s price and pain, and thanks the other for caring about our own; it is the communion of hope and faith and love that creates holy community immediately with any believers anywhere on the planet; it is the place where we count it a privilege to be thrown outside the camp with Jesus, or inside the furnace with Him, because being with Him is more than all else of value or comfort or life.

The hope of being raised into His presence is so valuable that any path to that bright blessing will not seem too costly for the prize when we are held by Him in welcome.