Holding A Cup of Water vs. Waterboarding

Bob Goff in a recent speech noted how the job of a Christian is the same as the role of someone offering a cup of water to a marathoner running past.  We hold it lightly.  We offer it freely.  We don’t force, cajole or chase.  It is problematic if we keep telling people they are thirsty when they aren’t.  Offer the cup freely.  And when they are thirsty they will take it.  And the point of it all is not the cup.  Or us.  The point is that blessed offering of other-oriented help along this journey.

He noted, with a smile, we have a name for giving people water they don’t want … water-boarding.

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