Whose Life Is It Anyway: Mine Alone or My Life with and in God?

"Whoever finds his life will lose it and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39 What is the difference between finding one’s life and losing one’s life for the sake of God?  Doesn’t “finding one’s life” seem more appealing than losing one's life even for the sake of God?  How can Jesus' words be appealing to a person who lives in today's "take charge of your life" culture? “Finding one’s life” can be taken as meaning that I am the one who decides what my life is going to be like, I chart the course and go about trying to make that life a reality.  That is the American way of thinking – freedom to be what I want to be.  But as a believer in a God who is more committed to me than the best of parents, shouldn't I bring God into the process of ...

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