Here's something to think and talk about this weekend:
Was Jesus a failure? Why might you say 'Yes'? Why might you say 'No'?
I find it helpful for my own following of Jesus to toss these questions into my time with Him every once in a while.
I consistently find two things. Firstly, some of the reasons I might say "Yes, Jesus was a failure" are the same reasons I say "I am a failure." Secondly, the reasons I'd say "No, Jesus was not a failure" are reasons I refuse to use to measure myself and my performance. I think it's pretty interesting.
Maybe I'll post more on this later, but I'll be North Carolina tonight and tomorrow. Think about it, okay?