Paul describes a reason that he had to brag about who he has been and the religious credentials that would make him look like somebody very important. Paul had come to the conclusion that none of those things mattered because his goal was not outward appearances, his goal was to be a true worshiper and to know Jesus intimately. That is the call today. We are called to put aside everything else that would hinder us from knowing Jesus in an intimate way. The past does not matter, only the present. The question is: are we seeking Jesus with all of our heart?