“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it” (Mark 8.35)
“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12.24)
There are some things that cannot be saved by saving;
for by striving to use less, they become useless.
These same things are saved by using,
for only by giving them away are they kept.
So, it is with any natural capacity or spiritual ability;
without employ, it atrophies.
And what greater natural capacity is there but life?
What greater spiritual ability than love?