Failing At Love Is Better Than Succeeding At Pride

A dear prayer warrior in my church recently shared this quote with me. It describes the lean of my heart and I hope it resonates with you. It comes from Eugene Peterson’s book “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.”

I decide, every day, to set aside what I can do best and attempt what I do very clumsily–open myself to the frustrations and failures of loving, daring to believe that failing in love is better than succeeding in pride. –Eugene Peterson

I’m going to try to love today even if I do it clumsily.

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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