"Goodness is possible to all, greatness to a few...yet all men desire to be great, and only a few desire to be good." A.W. Tozer
Our culture honors greatness more than goodness:
Charismatic political leaders who don't have enough integrity to be faithful to their wives are trusted with public office. And no one seems offended by the self-aggrandizement of drug addicted rock stars, rude actors, or immoral professional athletes.
Unfortunately, many Christians march in step with the world, esteeming popular pastors, authors and Christian recording artists more than humble, faithful "nobodies." And most churches let their missionaries struggle on yearly incomes equal to their pastor's quarterly or monthly salary. (See James 2:1-12)
Jesus says, "You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor?" Matthew 5:13 (NLT)
Today let's examine our "saltiness" by evaluating what/who we esteem in life.