Lean Into Discomfort

Lean Into Discomfort

“Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you” – Matthew 5:42 Have you ever seen a Chinese finger trap? It’s that little woven tubular thing that you put two fingers in, generally one from each hand, and when you go to pull them out, they are stuck. In essence, it’s a kinetic riddle, and it’s often one of the first that children are exposed to. What’s interesting about the trap is that the harder you pull on it, the tighter it gets; the only way to get your fingers out is to push in! When you push both fingers toward the center of the tube, it loosens and you are free. The same thing is true of a seatbelt in a car — the harder you pull, the tighter it gets. The principle to be learned from

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