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habits of Jesus

Every person has few habits. A few are stranger than others.

Truman Capote, who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s, wouldn’t start or finish a piece of writing on a Friday. As a rule, he never left more than three cigarette butts in his ashtray, placing any extras in his coat pocket.

Franz Kafka, who wrote The Metamorphosis and The Trail, had a rather unique morning ritual. For 10 minutes he would do a series of swings, stretches, and body-weight exercises. That isn’t so unusual or unique. However, he had the habit of performing those exercise while standing naked at the window.

Habits dictate how we start and end our days. What happens in betweend determines the quality of our lives.

Whether you believe Jesus is the Son of God or not, there is no doubt that Jesus has influenced history more than any other person. Follower or not, most of us would agree that it wouldn’t hurt to be more like Jesus. Here’s a key thing to remember:

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. That’s why we’re spending the next 9 weeks studying the habits of Jesus.

What Jesus did on a regular basis was a habit – and one that we would do well to imitate.