Jesus Predicts His Death
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. 25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.
26b And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?Matthew 16:27b