"Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." - John 2:24, 25
"According to the Master's teaching, one makes the most out of life if he is willing to lose it. His assignment is to lose one's life in servitude to Him. For losing it for His sake is saving it. Self must be cast aside, that is the lower self must be trampled under by the higher self. The alabaster jar must be broken, that the precious ointment of blessing may flow out to fill the house. Grapes must be crushed for there to be wine to drink. Wheat must be bruised in order for it to be made into bread to feed the hungry world.
The parable of life is the same, unbroken and unbruised men are of little use. Life is one constant battle after another in which good triumphs over bad, the spirit over flesh. We have not begun to live until we cease to live for self. True living is dying!"