I got it from Audible with one of their special 2 for 1 deals for a credit I had- not exactly free, but I didn’t pay the full price, either. I almost never do.
He tells an interesting story about a group of pastors from three different countries he met with and they discussed the story of the PRodigal Son. Don’t go look it up, yet. Just review it in your mind briefly and answer this question:
Why did the Prodigal Son end up with the pigs?
The pastors were American, Russian, and Tanzanian. Here are their answers, and you can probably guess which answer came from the Americans.
Because there was a famine.
Because nobody would give him anything to eat.
Because he squandered his inheritance.
Who was right?
12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
So who was right? ALL of them! Who was only partially correct? ALL of them!
The point of the lecturer is that our culture doesn’t just influence how we behave, it influences what we *notice.*