Sometimes we see it for what it is. Our brokenness. Our failure, shame, or sin. When there is no way to reframe it in some prettier or more palatable light, not even to ourselves—it just is.
The Music Man is coming to Broadway! Its creator Meredith Willson was a lifelong Christian who spent eight years crafting 30 revisions to the show. When he brought his masterpiece to Broadway in 1956, trying to find a producer, Willson faced a slew of snubs
Do we have to talk about mistakes? Oh, the messes I’ve made because I can’t hold my tongue or I blurt out words I’m later sorry I said. Will I ever learn? Can I please live a mistake-free life?
“For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength” (v. 25). When I was young, I stammered and could not always respond promptly with the people around me.
“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it” (vv. 34-35).