April 27, 2004

Self-Made Men

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Though we love to think of ourselves as self-made people, in our better moments we know that who we are is a gift — the sum of the countless gifts we have been given by God and other people. As the great preacher Paul Scherer once said, “I’ve always lived my life in the red — a debtor to others who have given me so much.” (A person who claimed to be “self-made” was once called, by a preacher of my acquaintance, a man built by unskilled labor.) — William Willimon, “Gospel Stories: A Preacher’s Voice,” Christian Century 110.3 (Jan. 27, 1993): 76.

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