For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. (Matthew 16:25)
I have come that they might have life, and life more abundantly. (John 10:10)
Some err pursuing pleasure at all cost;
I sometimes err pursuing death instead.
If gaining life requires life be lost
Then let me miss no chance for getting dead.
What consternation, finding death brings life;
Does it not mean life must be lost again,
Again, again? How does one cease this strife?
This winless cycle’s not what Jesus meant.
He also came that life abundant be.
Not all that feels like death does death require.
Not all that feels like life should make me flee.
Not death nor life the rule; let my desire
Be all to follow you who are the Way
Through death and life; with you, find peace and grace.