Matthew 10:39

Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.  


Over the years I have pondered the meaning of this verse many times.  Jesus gave us a mystery by saying that if I lose my life for his sake, then I will find it.  I think what he is saying is, if I lose my self-centered life, and if I look to Jesus then I will find the person I was created to be, the life I was created to live, and I will find Jesus.  So the key to solving this mystery is to lose our self-centered lives for Jesus’ sake, and to live our lives for Jesus’ purpose.

Linda Barry