I'm married to the beautiful Bridget and father to four fantastic kiddos. We plant churches and live in a fifth-wheel camper. I write and smoke a pipe whenever I get the chance. Currently camped in Austin, TX.
“If you would prove your love, do your worst. Instead of winning to honor me with your high reputation, I want you to act against your normal character and do badly. Lose. Losing is a much keener test of your love. Losing would contradict your self-love. And losing would show your obedience to your lover and not to yourself!”
Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon) A Knight’s Tale (2001)
To prove His love and show His obedience to His Father, Jesus lived a life of losing. He took the lowest place possible. He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death. This was His way of life. So, when He says that anyone who wishes to come after Him must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow Him – essentially lose, He speaks from experience. And in Christ, He gives us His own life by which to live. In Christ, we can live a life of losing for Him.