The following excerpt comes from a book by Max Lucado, entitled, Mocha with Max.  It is SO good…I must share it with you!  As you read this…think about Jesus.  He was so concerned about you and me…He died to set us free!-anita


Max says, and I quote:

“Now I see why powerful people often wear sunglasses–the spotlight blinds them to reality.  They suffer from a delusion that power means something (it doesn’t).  They are under the impression that earthly authority will make a heavenly difference (it won’t).

Can I prove my point?  Take this quiz.

Name the ten wealthiest men in the world.

Name the last then Heisman trophy winners.

Name the last ten winners of the Miss America contest.

Name eight people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.

How about the last ten Academy Award winners for best picture or the last decade’s worth of World Series winners?

How did you do?  I didn’t do well either.  Suprising how quickly we forget, isn’t it?  And these are the best in their fields.  But the applause dies.  Awards tarnish.  Achievements are forgotten.


Here’s another quiz.  See how you do on this one.

Think of three people you enjoy spending time with.

Name ten people who have taught you something worthwhile.

Name five friends who have helped you in a difficult time.

List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

Easier?  It was for me, too.  The lesson?  The people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials, but the ones with the concern. –And the Angels were silent

By:  Max Lucado