Earlier this week I saw an article listing the "Most Highlighted Kindle Quotes of All Time" (per Amazon) and the quote that topped the list was spoken by Katniss Everdeen in the popular book Catching Fire. Here's the quote, highlighted by almost 18,000 Kindle users:
“Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.”
So how does Katness Everdeen reinforce the value of the Institute? This quote reminds us of the importance of having a strong foundation. The quote resonates with us, because we all know things have happened in our lives - or will happen in our lives - that we don't feel fully equipped for. We simply can't predict every situation we'll ever face. Yes, Katniss, sometimes things do happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them.
But that doesn't mean we shouldn't (or can't) lay a strong foundation. Foundations matter. A strong foundation can give us footing and stability when the things we never could've guessed present themselves. Strong foundations can help us stand firm - even when things happened we're not fully equipped for. Strong foundations help us react wisely - even when the unexpected arises.
This sort of footing is exactly what our Brookside Institute classes aim to offer those seeking to build and reinforce foundations of the Christian faith. Hope to see you in a class soon!
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