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Run Time: 10:37. Gospel: Jn 6:24-35.
Christ is a leader entirely focused on His mission and not on Himself, and if we are to be faithful to Him – we must experience true success in this life. But true success is not what you might think. True success, rather, is following in the footsteps of the Master. One reason why it can be so hard for us to do that, to live according to Christ’s standard of true success is because, frankly, the world around us does not reward this kind of success. Our efforts to do the right thing, to serve those in need, to be merciful and forgiving, to control our tempers and passions … all of these efforts, which can be so costly, and painful to us here on earth as we develop our personality, our relationship with Christ, are worth it. They are worth it because, when we grow in those areas of imitating Christ, we in fact are building up the eternal kingdom. And the rewards of the kingdom, the rewards of true success, will never be lost.