“I remember being taught as a child that we should be like the Sea of Galilee and not like the Dead Sea. Both are fed by the same Jordan River, and yet, because the Dead Sea has no outlet, it is not conducive to life. The Sea of Galilee, on the other hand, is teeming with life. So, the lesson went that when you hear the Bible taught, it is like the Jordan coming into your sea. But you have to apply it, put it into practice. You have to have an outlet for what you learn — otherwise you are going to become a pretty salty character and things will float in your life that ought to sink. But we can certainly press the metaphor too far” (5 Cities, p. 40).