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How to Be a Real Loser

Generally, we don't think of losing as a good thing. But when it comes to one aspect of the gospel, losing is the best possible outcome.

“Loser!”

I’ll never forget the sting I felt the first time someone called me that. It was in junior high school. It hurt.

“You’re such a loser!”

It made me feel excluded, unappreciated, and unable. And it was easy to find ways to reinforce the image. I wasn’t good at sports. Loser. I wasn’t good at talking to girls. Loser. I didn’t have a lot of friends. Loser. (In reality, these don’t make someone a loser, but it was hard to see that at the time.)

Then one day in ninth-grade seminary it dawned on me that I could be good at something: Losing!

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