“Failure is not an option!” How many times have we heard that from a coach or an employer? But they are wrong, wrong, wromg. If we don’t fail how can ever value success? If the story of Jesus had stopped with Good Friday then we would have simply experienced another failure without meaning.
But Good Friday was followed by Easter and the failure of Friday suddenly morphed into meaning. Friday now gives us the incentive to see failures as pointers to resurrection not just in the Easter story but also in our own lives. Failure is almost always painful but they do teach us about living and how to adjust our futures. Easter reminds us that there is a future beyond failure and that we do not have to travel into that future on our own. Our own “resurrections” are waiting to take us beyond failure and they are always very close. Read John 20: 1-18
Rev Dr Adrian Brown