The Joy of Failure

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The day I realized I was failing my first class in seminary with no chance to achieve a passing grade, I skipped class and wandered through a Monet exhibit at a museum downtown. I was not particularly moved by the artwork, but over the course of the day I came to realize that failing my first class in the program (a degree leading to pastoral ministry) did not mean the end of my life’s ambition. Instead, it was an important crossroads that could bear much fruit in my life, if I understood it correctly. Failure is ...

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