"to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness."
Whoever is called "to teach Christ" must first seek "the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus"; he must suffer "the loss of all things. . ." in order to "gain Christ and be found in him", and "to know him and the power of his resurrection, and [to] share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that if possible [he] may attain the resurrection from the dead".
(Art: Hieronymus Bosch. Christ Crowned with Thorns. 1500s. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London.)