You’ve certainly heard of the old saying, “How to you eat an elephant?”
The answer is, “One bite at a time!”
We’re down to only two chapters left in our current study and this week, Chapter 15, doesn’t tell us to “eat the elephant one bite at a time”. Nope…we’re only told that we have to “eat the elephant”.
Now, before anyone goes skimming through the chapter “fact-checking” me, I’ll be fully transparent saying there’s no reference by Peterson about anything remotely elephant-related. However, one of the things I took away from the reading was how God calls us to step out of our comfort zone, experience the global village, and understand that the human reality is “to grow in conscious and healthy relationship with all….”. In other words, you gotta eat the entire elephant!
God is not confined to the “local”, so our efforts must likewise not be confined.
Jason Schubert, thankfully, leads us this week. The global village is not just taking a mission trip to another country, which Jason certainly has experience doing. How are we thinking “big picture” in our faith rather than just being faithful to our community of Kool-Aid drinking peers?
Remember the Great Commission?
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” MATT 28:19-20
Maybe Peterson (and Jeremiah) are onto something here….?
Same Zoom info as last week. Hope to catch up with everyone beginning at 7:30 am. Jason will launch our lesson at 7:45 am.