"Whatever was to my profit
I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness
of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,
for whose sake I have lost all things.
I consider them rubbish,
that I may gain Christ and be found in Him,
not having a righteousness of my own
that comes for the law,
but that which is through faith in Christ-
the righteousness that comes from God
and is by faith.
I want to know Christ
and the power of His resurrection
and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death,
and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead...
One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind
and straining toward what is ahead.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize
for which God has called me..."