What will you gain if you own
the whole world
but destroy yourself?
Then Jesus said to all the people:
If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about
yourself. You must take up your cross each day and follow me. If
you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up
your life for me, you will save it. What will you gain, if you own the
whole world but destroy yourself or waste your life?
Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York ,
NY: American Bible Society 1995)