If it took Messiah to lose His life don’t think that it won’t cost you to lose yours too!
And He said to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake daily, and follow Me.
“For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake shall save it.
“For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and is himself destroyed or lost?
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Aḏam shall be ashamed when He comes in His esteem, and in His Father’s, and of the set-apart messengers.