Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39 (NIV)
Jesus repeats this verse again in Matthew 16:25. It is at the heart of his life and his message. No one can follow Jesus and hold on to her life at the same time. And a "held" life is a lost one. Clinging to comfort feels good but Jesus tells us that it is literally a dead end. In abandoning ourselves to his Way and following him and his lead, we arrive at life.
Consider this from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Americans spent 100 million more hours helping their communities last year
The number of people getting involved went up by 1.6 million to 63.4 million
Americans overall set aside 8.1 billion hours to lend a hand
A typical volunteer donating about 52 hours for the year
Examine your life. Is it "cling free" and following Christ?
(The) Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28 (NIV)