Matthew 16:24-26

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

24 Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him 1deny himself and 2take up his cross and follow me.
25 For 3whoever would save his lifea will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
26 For 4what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or 5what shall a man give in return for his soul?