Let me start with a random thought...the movie: "Pay it Forward"
I love Latin...that is to say, I love studying etymology and am intrigued with dead language. One of the Latin phrases that has always gripped me is...
non nobis solum nati sumus - "not unto ourselves alone are we born"
There’s more Reaping than Sowing
More Infection than Affection
More Defreshers than Refreshers.
More Sterility than Fertility
Latin phrase that speaks of God’s desire for multiplication…
ubertas et fidelitas - "Fertility and Faithfulness"
But the man who had received the one talent went off,
dug a hole in the ground
and hid his master's money.
Three steps to ineffective living…
- He went off (seclusion & isolation)
- He dug a hole (sideways energy)
- He hid his talent (selfishness & safety)
The Christian ideal has not been found tried and found wanting, it has been found difficult and left untried. -- GK Chesterton
Core thought: Reproduction.
The bible uses the analogy “of clouds without rain” to describe a sterile and unproductive life.
Because it is not only important that we are creative…but that we are procreative.
It’s not just important that we are producers…but reproducers.
How contagious are you? What kind of influence do you have on others? What are you doing with your talents? Who are you affecting these days and how are you affecting them? Is your life reproducing life? Are you Paying it forward?
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. - Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
God, make me a procreator, not just a creator.
God, make me a reproducer, not just a producer.