The Path is Down, Not Up!

18 Jul

“Jesus doesn’t condemn the quest for greatness. He radically transforms it. Go ahead and pursue it, he says. But the path is down, not up.

Take pastors, for example: the measure of true greatness is not how many people come to his church, or how many books he has written, or how many conferences he speaks at, or how many stations carry his radio program. The measure of true greatness is to what degree has the impulse to self-exaltation been crucified? How much heartfelt desire to serve others has there been? How much readiness and willingness to decrease while others increase?”

John Piper

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