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Rabbi Nathan talks about Lessons from Jacob and Esau, Vision, Purpose and Calling
Last week, Rabbi Rich gave a moving message where he shared a few lessons from Jacob and Esau on “living well.”
I want to pick up on that theme again, but this week focus on living a life of vision, purpose and calling.
We will start by looking again at Jacob and Esau and our readings this week. To conclude, I want to share with you about a close mentor of mine who recently died from cancer.
We all know the pop Christian book title, “The Purpose Driven Life.” I think that Jacob had a purpose driven life.
Although Jacob did not seem to be more any virtuous than Esau and may not have gone about his purpose in the most upright of ways, (deceiving his father and stealing from his brother) he lived life out of God’s larger promises.
Esau however, did not seem to know who he was or have a sense of his own purpose…
Living A Life After Your Call (click this link to play audio in a new browser window)
Vision Purpose and Calling (pdf) (click this link to open document in a new browser window)