Max points out that the me-centered life is much less satisfying than the God-centered life. We are looking for short-term pleasures for our time on Earth, while God has the overview of knowing what is best for eternity. Think of it as having an extreme close-up of a masterpiece: the tiny portion you are viewing may determine your opinion of the painting, but you are incapable of seeing the full picture. God sees it all...and we must trust His judgement.
Max also reminds us that we are to be reflections of God. I know that I am guilty of wanting to bask in my own glory, but I want to make my goal to always seek the glory of God. I am writing this the day before Father's Day, and thinking about how I tried so hard to please my father and emulate Daddy when I was little. Now my focus should be on being the reflection of my Heavenly Father. Max ends this book with a story told to him by a rabbi. I won't disclose the details, but I admit that it is making a difference in my attitude and actions after reading it. I certainly recommend this book to all of those who want to be Son-seekers rather than limiting life to being self-centered.
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