In Luke 6, Jesus says we should give people what they ask for and if someone takes without asking, we should offer more. This statement seems odd, as if we should reward someone for bad behavior. Here’s how this command can unfold in real life.
Build Christian Community
How can you recognize, cultivate, and build Christian community? Consider Bible passages and real-life experiences to start the conversation in response to this question.
Being open to surprises means being available for transformation. If we get what we expect, then we’ll feel affirmed. But what we really need for change is a new understanding, a surprise.
You may need to quickly assess a person or situation. But how do you keep from wrongly judging and condemning? Learn how to stop judging and enjoy better relationships.
Don’t fall into the trap of following cultural expectations, even cultural Christian ones. See how my visit to New Orleans made me think about rules differently, and how I am ready to follow a different set of rules.
You can glean life lessons from nearly any experience. Here’s what I learned about productivity and more from tending a summer garden.
You may have been told you’re special or gifted. Though you have inherent value, focusing on your specialness or giftedness can be counterproductive. Here’s why.