Shanda and I watched the movie Fame, the other night… besides some brief moments of nostalgia from the original hit TV show I watched as a kid… the movie was just OK, but the over-all message was a great one. The theme is summed up in a monologue at the end of the film that should speak to us all, especially those of us who are followers of Jesus. My definitions of success have changed dramatically over the last few years, and I think this video says it all…
Please share your definition of success as you see it today, and share if/how that definition has evolved over the years!
Here are the lines that moved me most…
Success is Connecting with the World, and making people feel! –
So many of the people around us are in desperate need of the Good News that Jesus is in the business of setting people free and giving them new reasons to LIVE! It’s not just about the future in heaven, the good news is The Kingdom is Here! So LIVE like it!
Finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream –
God’s dream for you and me is that we would bind together with others under the banner of love and freedom for all!
Success IS Love – 1 Cor. 13
1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing… 13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love
Grace and Peace