No One Will Remember You

A while ago, I mentioned here that I’m leading a small group through Crazy Love by Francis Chan.

We’re on Chapter 2.
And reading this, I find myself pretty much slapped.
Frankly, you need to get over yourself….God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard...To be brutally honest, it doesn’t really matter what place you find yourself in right now.

In about fifty years (give or take a couple of decades), no one will remember you. Everyone you know will be dead. Certainly no one will care what job you had, what car you drove, what school you attended or what clothes you wore. This can be terrifying or reassuring, or maybe a mix of both. – Francis Chan (emphasis mine)

In the same chapter, he unpacks the utter arrogance of worry and stress for somebody who says they believe in God.
Well, then.
This is a hard book. But growth is hard.
I hope I’m growing.