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Acts 8:18-19 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, saying, “Give me also this power so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
Too often we bypass the hard work of being present with one another or buy our way out of discomfort. We try to purchase a miracle when being in relationships with our neighbors is the path Jesus and the disciples show us.
MOVING FORWARD: Have you ever substituted money for emotional capital? How does this story help you think about things differently?