Give and Take
All relationships work on give and take. Friendships, marriages, business work based on a give and take. If one in a relationship only takes or only gives the relationship will suffer. It also works that way within the church. If a congregation expects the minister to give and just takes the relationship suffers. If the congregation doesn't give back it can cause spiritual burn out. Are people by nature takers? If so, why? Why is it so hard for people to see that healthy relationships work this way? Doesn't it work that way with us and God? If God only gave and we just took would that be healthy? Does a relationship with Jesus work on give and take? If so, how? Is it easier to take than give? Why? Should we especially as Christians be willing to give and take when it comes to relationships, business and the we way we treat others?