"If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take
up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life
will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the
Gospel will save it.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world
and forfeit his life?"
This quote by Jesus sums up his message simply by
virtue of its closing phrase, which gets cited for
any circumstance in which someone has
traded their own humanity and values
to gain something of only
temporary worth and