At Least He Tried

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


In August 2006, Fox News featured a television special entitled, "Can Rick Warren Change the World?" The interview focused in part on Warren’s attempt to form a global network of churches. Together they could attack the world's five biggest problems: poverty, disease, illiteracy, spiritual emptiness, and egocentric leadership.

Now, that's an ambitious plan! Can one man rally that many people, that many churches, to change the world? Warren answered that question with the four words he wants written on his tombstone: "At least he tried."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Do not fear or discount large ambition; the greater risk is never to have tried—in the high calling of our daily work.

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Matt. 28:18-20