Bill was assigned to be Debbie's mentor. For the next month, Debbie would shadow Bill
at work, observing his methodology, discovering his techniques, learning his work ethic.
It was commonly held that Bill had the best mind at the firm, and Debbie, who was hired
out of an Ivy League school, was believed to be the one who would one day succeed him.
In a sense, Debbie was learning Bill's mind so she could discover why he was so
successful and thereby follow in his steps.
Paul invites us to have the same mind as Jesus, a mind that put the needs of others before
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.