Payton Manning is a loser… and so am I

Grace, grace… and more grace.

This is a post floating around FB this week.

He is a loser, and so am I.
He is a loser, and so am I.

Highly appropriate for the way I am feeling about Broncos loss on Sunday. 

I recognize that failure is part of life and grows us up to be more like Christ along the way. Not that Christ ever failed, but his humility is something to emulate as I grow up into him.

My 15 year old son asked me the other day what it’s like to be a pastor and be “perfect”. 

“You know, dad,” he said, “You aren’t the guy screwing up all the time, but you teach people from the pulpit how to live a holy life.” 

I almost crashed the car when he said that, not because he was right, but more accurately, because he was so dead wrong. 

My heart began drowning in all the memories of recent sin and hurting God I had willingly participated in, while “snowing” my son and looking good…. to him. 

This article is just the thing I needed to read this week. 


Published by Reid Olson

I was a pastor who still knows a personal connection with God and I like to share thoughts and insights to make God's Kingdom a little more tangibly, while sharing conversations on leadership insights. Now I'm a funeral director, still seeking to share about Jesus.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: