This week’s Words for the Week are from Brett Blair, founder and owner of Sermons.com which has the largest subscriber base of any sermon and worship prep service in the world. The website offers annual memberships and clergy from all denominations and 90 different countries utilize the service. An e-mail newsletter currently reaches 75,000 ministers. Blair served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 13 years before turning his attention to writing and editing Sermons.com full time. A graduate of Yale Divinity School Blair has authored two books of children’s sermons: Children’s Sermons A-Z and The Big Influence of Small Things.
So, here goes …
Mother Teresa was once asked, “How do you measure the success of your work?”
She thought about the question and gave her interviewer a puzzled look, and said, “I don’t remember that the Lord ever spoke of success. He spoke only of faithfulness in love. This is the only success that really counts.”
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.