Cup of Cold Water

One of Jim Henderson’s best observations is the idea that the “cup of cold water” of our day is attention. Think about it! I think you’ll agree it’s a great application. The cup of cold water that Jesus talked about was certainly a common thing in His day — common that is, in the sense of being familiar. Availability was, no doubt, another thing altogether. Isn’t it just so with attention in our day? If you could bottle it, water would go out of style! The desire to be recognized is a craving as common as thirst. We’re not necessarily asking for a parade, just someone to notice we’re living. The desire to be noticed is not just yours. The point is that we can offer a cup of cold water in Jesus’ name simply by offering free attention giveaways. This week ask someone: “How are you?” Actually listen. It’s another ordinary attempt!

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