Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross daily, and follow me.
If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life.
And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose or forfeit your own soul in the process?
If a person is ashamed of me and my message, I, the Son of Man, will be ashamed of that person when I return in my glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.
And I assure you that some of you standing here right now will not die before you see the Kingdom of God."
About eight days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John to a mountain to pray.
And as he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothing became dazzling white.
Then two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus.
They were glorious to see. And they were speaking of how he was about to fulfill God's plan by dying in Jerusalem.
Peter and the others were very drowsy and had fallen asleep. Now they woke up and saw Jesus' glory and the two men standing with him.
As Moses and Elijah were starting to leave, Peter, not even knowing what he was saying, blurted out, "Master, this is wonderful! We will make three shrines -- one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."