To Live is Christ
Good News Translation (GNT)
19 because I know that by means of your prayers and the help which comes from the Spirit of Jesus Christ I shall be set free.20 My deep desire and hope is that I shall never fail in my duty, but that at all times, and especially right now, I shall be full of courage, so that with my whole being I shall bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.21 For what is life? To me, it is Christ. Death, then, will bring more.22 But if by continuing to live I can do more worthwhile work, then I am not sure which I should choose.23 I am pulled in two directions. I want very much to leave this life and be with Christ, which is a far better thing;24but for your sake it is much more important that I remain alive.25 I am sure of this, and so I know that I will stay. I will stay on with you all, to add to your progress and joy in the faith,26 so that when I am with you again, you will have even more reason to be proud of me in your life in union with Christ Jesus.