the not-so-famous

By February 11, 2010Church

Psychology Today magazine surveyed high school students and found that 39% thought they would be famous when they grew up.  Famous for what, I’m not sure.

Our culture is fascinated with celebrities.  We follow them on Twitter, pay money to watch their movies, and imitate their fashion.  And then we make them our heroes.

One week after 9-11, Peggy Noonan drove to Ground Zero.  Watching the first-responders march in and out of buildings, she called the ever-moving firefighters the “parade of the not-so-famous.”

God defines greatness differently than our culture and his definition doesn’t include the spotlight.  It involves humility and serving.

This weekend I will be kicking off our new series, “The Pursuit of Greatness.”  I believe you will be challenged, encouraged, and inspired to think about success differently.  Bring a friend and let’s have a great weekend!