How to Fail Successfully
** Bill MacCurtain SJ**
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If only we could believe sufficiently in God’s love for each of us, we would no longer have anything to prove. Vying with one another for acceptance and respectability is no job for a grown up. A yearning for that unconditional love and acceptance which our parents, for all their efforts, fall short of supplying is tendered to us now by a loving Father. If we could be gentle with ourselves and with one another, we could grow up to be the children of God.
[quote]Perhaps we need to embrace failure in order to have the humility to spend the night on a bare mountain.