True greatness (Why be great in a 2nd rate way?)

True greatness doesn’t demand allegiance. It inspires it. Forcing others to do your will isn’t greatness, inspiring them to do what’s right is.

To be truly great is to be unwilling to hate. It recognizes human dignity in everyone. It never demeans or demonizes. It’s always kind.

True greatness isn’t conquering others. It’s overcoming the evil with yourself. Fake greatness is selfish; true greatness is selfless.

True greatness is listening with compassion, not lecturing with adamance. It has no need or use for self-exaltation.

True greatness belittles no one! It is willing to be little in the eyes of others, but unwilling to belittle them. It recognizes the greatness in others, even when it disagrees with them. True greatness listens to understand, not to criticize.

True greatness is love and kindness and treating all people as your equal. It is to live your life with high ideals, fairness, and integrity.

True greatness is to seek understanding, walk in the light, and do what’s kind and right. True greatness overflows with gratitude, always appreciating what others have done.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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