Philippians 3:7-11 "But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead."
Reflection. If you think these words are familiar, it might be because you know the song by Graham Kendrick, 'All I once held dear.' The song is almost entirely from this passage. Please look on YouTube for the song. Find One version with the lyrics and sing along lustily. Personally, I like the version by Robin Mark. It's worth singing more than once.
Prayer. Lord Jesus, may we know you more even as we are fully known. Amen.