My Beloved and I watched the new Oz movie a few days ago. I just flashed back to a scene in the movie where a man with many flaws who has wanted his whole life to be great and failed over and over again finally does something that is indeed great.
The woman he is with says something to him that is profound. It went something like this:
“Yes, you were great.
“But you were also something much better than that.
“You were good.”
The longer I live, the more I have come to understand the truth and wisdom in those words.
One can be great without being good, but there is greatness in goodness.