Living a Life of Consequence: How Not to Chase a Fake Rabbit

  • Craig T. Kocher
Part of the Jepson Studies in Leadership book series (JSL)


The New Testament scholar Fred Craddock tells the hyperbolic story of a conversation he had with an old racing greyhound. Craddock asks the greyhound why he retired. The greyhound responds, “For years I ran around that track, round after round, race after race, chasing the rabbit. One day I got up real close, and you know what? It was a fake rabbit! You know how miserable that made me feel, to discover I had wasted my life chasing a fake rabbit? I didn’t retire. I quit!” (Craddock 2001, 29–30).


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