Extravagance Everywhere

“What seemed disconcerting to nearly everybody was the messy, freewheeling, largeness of Jesus’ spirit. Abundance and a generosity bordering on extravagant seemed to be the signatures of both his teaching and his personal style. That extravagance is everywhere. When he feeds the multitudes at the Sea of Galilee, there is not merely enough to go around; the leftovers fill twelve baskets. “Do not store up treasures on earth,” he teaches; “for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” All will come of its own accord and with abundant fullness, so long as one does not attempt to hoard or cling.”

-Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind

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