Friday, January 18, 2008

From Good to Great

Recently Chris and I have been asked by our organization, Calvary International, to take on a different level of service here in Iloilo among the missionaries and projects in our region. Feeling the burden of these new responsibilities I feel that I need to do better job with self-education. So I have started reading Jim Collins' book From Good to Great.

I am on chapter three, and I feel that I have already learned so much. So far what sticks out the most is the emphasis on humility. I don't know if the author is a Christian, but his book reinforces the biblical principle of how the truly great need to be truly humble. I am also reminded of the recent movie, Beowulf. Even though the recent film trashed the original story, I appreciate the tagline from the movie poster, "Pride is the curse."

"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." Matthew 23:12

Keep yourself humble, or the Lord will do it for you.

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