This week we focus on the rhythm of the puzzle. God created you to be a gift to the world and the people around you. In order to do that God gave you specific gifts wrapped up in your unique personality, temperament, experiences, passions and talents – to just name a few. In a capitalistic society we can easily believe that these gifts were meant to help ME accumulate more. Jesus disrupts this selfishness into a beautiful new rhythm wherein we serve with what we have in order to make the world more beautiful, just and peaceful.
In this week’s input we are focusing on a well-known text in the book of Hebrews. Unfortunately this text is usually employed by pastors and ministers to make people feel guilty for not coming to the Sunday meeting. The author of Hebrews challenge his audience in the following way:
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24–25, ESV)
The words, let us consider, can literally be translated “let us study one another”. That study also goes for yourself. How are you studying yourself and others in order to stir to love and good works?
The week’s exercise is to write down three of the gifts you have. Then to ask a close friend to give you some feedback on how you are currently serving with that gift.
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