Jesus said: "Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for My sake will find it" (Mt 10:39). In a kingdom where the King is a servant (Mk 10:45), losing your life becomes the only way to find it. This is a startling message to a world focused on self-promotion and self-protection. In practical terms, how can we "lose our life"? The answer is summed up in the word 'sacrifice'. When we sacrifice, we put into practice Jesus's way of living. Instead of grasping for our own wants and needs, we esteem the needs and well-being of others. Jesus not only taught about sacrifice but He also lived it by giving Himself for us. His death on the cross became the ultimate expression of the heart of the King who lived up to His own words: "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends" (Jn 15:13).