Episode 011 – To Live Is To Give
Key Passage(s): Mark 10:45; Acts 20:35
The Sea of Galilee is bursting with life and vitality. The Dead Sea is toxic and nothing can survive. And yet they’re both fed by the same source – the Jordan River. How can this be? The answer is utterly fascinating, and its truth speaks to one of the most significant realities of how we flourish in life.
- What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- Where do you find yourself functioning more like the Sea of Galilee? The Dead Sea?
- Where do you desire to grow in your capacity to give (and don’t think just in terms of finances)?
- Being like the Sea of Galilee isn’t something that just happens. We have to practice it. We do it because it’s right and good, not because it makes us feel good (and many times it doesn’t make us feel good). How can you “practice” this kind of giving?
- What’s one step you can take in living out this truth this week?
For Further Study
- To Heal a Fractured World by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – Chapter 3 addresses the content of this teaching.
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