And he said to them all, "If you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, take up your cross every day, and follow me. 1
References for Luke 9:23
9.23 Mt 10.38; Lk 14.27.
For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it, but if you lose your life for my sake, you will save it. 2
References for Luke 9:24
9.24 Mt 10.39; Lk 17.33; Jn 12.25.
Will you gain anything if you win the whole world but are yourself lost or defeated? Of course not!
If you are ashamed of me and of my teaching, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of you when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
I assure you that there are some here who will not die until they have seen the Kingdom of God."
About a week after he had said these things, Jesus took Peter, John, and James with him and went up a hill to pray.
While he was praying, his face changed its appearance, and his clothes became dazzling white.
Suddenly two men were there talking with him. They were Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in heavenly glory and talked with Jesus about the way in which he would soon fulfill God's purpose by dying in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions were sound asleep, but they woke up and saw Jesus' glory and the two men who were standing with him.
As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, how good it is that we are here! We will make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (He did not really know what he was saying.)