Falling And Dying
How do you make a difference for good in this world…in this life? Assert yourself. Dress appropriately. Arrive early. Choose a strategic position. Put your best foot forward. Be positive. Don’t take no for an answer. Get your name out there. Meet the right kinds of people. Curry their favor. After all, if you can help enough other people get what they want, you are guaranteed to get what you want too, aren’t you?
I can understand such advice. It makes sense to me. I can see how this course stands a pretty good chance of helping you become “successful.”
There are different kinds of success of course. And depending on the field of endeavor with which you are engaged, there are strategies tailored to help you get what you’re after.
But how about the following strategy for “success?” Fall, like a grain of wheat (only one among thousands) into the ground and die. (John 12:24) The concepts of falling and dying are not normative for self-advancement strategies, that’s for sure.
If you have the time, leave us a comment about Jesus’ “success” strategy in John 12:24. And maybe, just maybe, you could tell us about someone who’s done this “falling and dying” for you…and tell us about the fruit it has borne in your life. If you have the time…