Be a Fountain

'Rivers of Living Water' - photo by Trudy Teemley ( by Trudy E. Teemley

The way of this world is to take, but Jesus called his followers to reverse that formula, saying, “Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8). In other words, we’re called to:

“Be a fountain, not a drain.”

~Rex Hudler

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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14 Responses to Be a Fountain

  1. trE says:

    “In other words, we’re called to:
    “Be a fountain, not a drain.”
    ~Rex Hudler”

    Amen to this. We need more fountains.

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  2. #hood says:

    didn’t add john 7:36

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  3. Yes. More fountains and fewer drains! It’s also about doing the right kind of math: add or multiply, don’t subtract or divide.

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  4. Dawn Marie says:

    Beautiful quote, Mitch! Hugs to you for sharing it with us. God wants us to be different from the World. Blessings upon all those who try!

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  5. I love “Be a fountain, not a drain”!

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  6. Lovely thought and beautiful, unusual photograph. I wonder if we know if we are giving? Thank you.

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  7. “Be a fountain, not a drain” sounds like a NeedtoBreathe song, “More Heart, Less Attack.” (“Be the wheel, not the track…”)
    Great minds think alike.

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  8. Love this! Needed this reminder! Thank you!

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  9. revruss1220 says:

    I LOVE HUD! He has been providing unparalleled play-by-play commentary for the Kansas City Royals for over 10 years now, with many memorable “HUD-isms” along the way. Included in those are, “You can’t win a double-header if you lose the first one,” and, “that one was tattered and battered,” and, “The home runs help you get more runs.”

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