In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Kelly Kapic. Dr. Kapic is the author of You’re Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God’s Design and Why That’s Good News. We talk about how often our thinking about productivity does not take our finitude into account, how love is one of the most inefficient things you can do, and why our expectations for what we can get done in a day are so out of whack.
“I’m not here denying the reality of sin, but I am here deeply concerned that we have misunderstood what it means to be a creature.”
“God is calling us to be human, not superhuman. The Christian life is not superhuman life. It’s just human life.”
“Probably one of the most inefficient things you can ever do is love. Anything that you love requires your time, your attention, and your energy, and it makes demands on you. And so when productivity and efficiency become our highest value, often what’s happening is we’re trying to gain control of our environments. And the way you do that is by putting anything that will make demands on you at a distance. And that makes love hard, if not impossible.”
“Part of the goodness of creation is we were made to be dependent on God, on our neighbor, and on the earth. That is not a result of sin. Dependence isn’t a result of sin. Sin just distorts those dependencies.”
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