Friday, September 18, 2009

Stop... just please stop.

I live in America, land of the most prideful people (myself included) in which I ever seen. I hear and sense pride in a way that is truly disgusting at times. I am tired of hearing about how much money you make, that you got a promotion, that you can run 10 miles, that you drive a Porsche, etc. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14

Piper says it way better than me:

You don't have to know a lot of things for your life to make a lasting difference in the world. But you do have to know the few great things that matter, and then be willing to live for them and die for them. The people that make a durable difference in the world are not the people who have mastered many things, but who have been mastered by a few great things. If you want your life to count, if you want the ripple effect of the pebbles you drop to become waves that reach the ends of the earth and roll on for centuries and into eternity, you don't have to have a high IQ or EQ; you don't have to have to have good looks or riches; you don't have to come from a fine family or a fine school. You have to know a few great, majestic, unchanging, obvious, simple, glorious things, and be set on fire by them.



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