Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
This is one of those verses that can make us stop and wonder about its meaning, especially seeing it is quite contrary to our world view. We live in a time where so much of what we do is to be about ourselves; from thinking about how we can make life the most comfortable to putting the best of ourselves out there for everyone to see. Our thinking is deeply rooted in what we think is best for us and what will give us the most present happiness.
Jesus taught us by example to serve and to put others first. Our life in Christ is not about trying to find ourselves, nor is it about fitting in with other people's expectations. It's about spending our life for what is to come and laying up treasure in heaven. It's about being willing to humble ourselves and to take up our cross to follow Him. Loosing our life in service to honor our Lord is how we find fullness of life.
It's not who you are, but whose you are that counts.