probably the first time i disagree with, or at least fail to understand, what Parker Palmer is saying: "When the gift I give ... is integral to my own nature ... it will renew itself - and me - even as I give it away. Only when I give something that does not grow within me do I deplete myself..."
I thought there were instances when Jesus felt the power leave him as someone touched his tunic and was healed. I thought Jesus regularly had to recharge himself by spending hours connected to the source. So there are definite instances of him (and others) getting depleted, even when they were giving something that did grow in them.