True Greatness

“Greatness is equated [by the world, and by us too often] with doing something large, in a notable way, as fast as you can. That mindset is burning a lot of us out. But when we come to the gospel of Jesus, it’s almost like He is saying, ‘Follow Me, and learn to do small things, slowly, over a long period of time.'”

“We are taught to sprint . . . but most things that matter to us in life are marathons (marriage, relationships, vocation, skills).”

“We’re trying to approach sacred things that take a long cultivation—we’re trying to approach them with haste, speed—and it’s not working for us.”

“Words like ‘haste’ are associated with folly in Scripture; the words associated with wisdom are like ‘waiting, patience.'”

–Zack Eswine

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