1. katie
    April 2, 2015 @ 7:56 pm

    #1 has me stumped. I have been working on internal motivation as opposed to external motivation for a long time. Now I have to switch…?


  2. Rebekah Simon-Peter
    April 3, 2015 @ 7:23 am

    Thanks for the comment Katie. I too have been shifting from external to internal motivation. But I think there’s a difference between that and suggestion #1. Suggestion #1 is not so much about the locus of our motivation as the focus of our attention. In fact, I think it’s a case of “we can’t keep it unless we give it away.” The more we as the church focus on healthy generosity toward the community, the more our own purpose and witness becomes solidified. I believe that’s possible even as we identify the internal as the locus of our motivation, authority, and connection with the Divine.


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