Then (Jesus) called the crowd to him
along with his disciples and said:
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves
and take up their cross
and follow me.
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me
and for the gospel will save it.
~ Mark 8:34-35
Call it the counterintuitive invitation.
Or the paradoxical path of discovery.
Or the implausible key to everything...
We find our life by losing it to Jesus.
we make our own "gambit" with Jesus-
Lay down your life to him,
and find the life you were made to live.