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Some of you know what I mean. When you’re successful, you have a lot of people around you. When you feel like you’re doing very well, you’re busy. You don’t sit around and think about the meaning of life. You don’t sit around and say, ‘I wonder if there is a God. I wonder if Jesus is there. I wonder what I’m really living for.’ You don’t ask the big questions. You’re busy. You’re happy.

But when you screw up, it gets you alone with him, makes you think. Isn’t that wonderful? See, first thing, he has to get you alone. He has to get you one on one. He has to get you to start thinking about the big things. That almost always happens through screw-ups. How wonderful!

– Tim Keller

 Words found in Tim Keller’s 1999 Sermon, “The Living Water”