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I’m fairly sure that Jesus was an introvert.
He took off on his family at twelve, after which there are no stories or tales or recordings of him. None.
When we do hear about him again, He’s a lone Rabbi looking for disciples in less than respectable places.
Then, he took off again and this time wandered the desert alone(ish) for 40 days and nights, which was a bit rude of him because he missed Sabbath rituals and temple services…
The book I've just read: “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life” by Alice Schroeder. This book is loooooooong but so worth reading (or listening, as I did!) Warren Buffett is a man who's unwavering focus and ability to see value in companies, stock and assets, transformed into the ability to see the value in humanity and every single person.
*SPOILER ALERT* I loved tracking the transition of the World's Richest Man (however, currently sitting at 4th) go on the journey from being almost solely about making money to pledging to give away 99% of his wealth to philanthropic causes before he dies.
Quote we've been pondering: This quote is from the book above when author, Alice Schroeder, asked Warren Buffett about his greatest successes and failures.
“Basically, when you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.
I know people who have a lot of money, and they get testimonial dinners and they get hospital wings named after them. But the truth is that nobody in the world loves them. If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.
That’s the ultimate test of how you have lived your life. The trouble with love is that you can’t buy it … The only way to get love is to be loveable … The more you give love away, the more you get.” – Warren Buffett, “The Snowball” by Alice Schroeder.
Podcast we listened to: N.T. Wright on The Deconstructionists podcast.
On the DVO App: The upcoming new series in our App this week is called “Hunger” on how to be content but desiring and pushing for more, all at the same time. Download it here for iOS and here for Android.
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Big Sunday love…
Jesse (and Lizzy)
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