Wednesday: October 7, 2020

Luke 11:1 One day he was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Master, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. This idiom has been a go-to when expressing the need to impart knowledge in such a manner that its recipients find it practical.

So when curious minds ask the question: ‘What is your secret or how have you achieved what you have?’, these are questions that solicit information, but with an extended intention in mind: “so that your answer becomes applicable and practical to me”. Besides, the real intention behind teaching is to break down large chunks of information into smaller pieces that can be easily munched on and applied.

My dear, knowing the ingredients required to prepare a dish is necessary, but that does not produce the final product. Without the ‘how’, all you have in hand is a bunch of random ingredients. That ‘how’ is required to put the individual pieces together to complete what the dish. In many situations of life, without ‘knowing the how’, navigation can become tough. Hence, the need to be ‘taught’.

Don’t be satisfied with the “what”, you need the “how”.


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