A way to live:
Who is your model for living? Be realistic about what your model did. What did it cost your model to do it? Are you willing to bear the same cost? If not, calculate how far you could go and when and how you will start walking in that general direction.
[A way to live 2 Kings 2:1-11 from the Revised Common Lectionary for 2/15/15; The Last Sunday after Epiphany, the Transfiguration; Elisha asks for Elijah’s power]
More life apps for reading
Home – “Parents top influence in teens remaining active in religion as young adults” by David Briggs in the Christian Century of 11/5/14. Parents who practice what they preach and who preach what they practice are the biggest influence on adolescents keeping the faith in their twenties. A similar biblical theme: “Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). http://bit.ly/1wmcOgL
Church – “Mission in spite of empire” by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson in the Christian Century of 9/17/14; a missionary who enhanced rather than dismissed Tamil culture. A similar biblical theme: “Whoever is not against us is for us.” (Mark 9:40). http://bit.ly/1zGP7TH