What is success?

Malcolm Muggeridge was one of the most successful journalists of the twentieth century. For much of his life he was an agnostic, but an experience he had while making a documentary on the life of Jesus turned him into a believer. Towards the end of his life, referring to the degree of fame, fortune and fulfilment he’d known, he said this: ‘I may, I suppose, regard myself a relatively successful man…Yet I say to you, and I beg you to believe me, multiply these tiny triumphs by a million, add them all together, and they are nothing – less than nothing – measured against one draught of that living water Christ offers to the spiritually thirsty, irrespective of who or what they are.’
‘Whoever drinks the water I give,’ said Jesus, ‘will never be thirsty again. It will become a spring welling up to eternal life.’

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