My life was changed forever on Feb. 7, 2002, when I entered an office building to meet with a pastor for a simple job interview.
That day, this pastor asked me a simple yet profound question — one I had never fully been confronted with. He said, “Cory, if you died today, and stood before your Maker, what would you say when He asked you why He should let you into heaven?”
I replied with the answer most Americans would give when asked this question: “I’m a good person. I’ve lived a good life.”
I had, after all, lived a good life and was a good person … in the eyes of man.