Wednesday, October 04, 2006

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Henri Nouwen on cited by Brennan Manning in ABBA'S CHILD......

"Christian leaders cannot simply be persons who have well-informed opinions about the burning issues of our time. Their leadership must be rooted in the permanent, intimate relationship with the incarnate Word. Jesus, and they need to find there the source for their words, advice, and guidance....Dealing with burning issues easily leads to divisiveness because, before we know it, our sense of self is caught up in our opinion about a given subject. But when we are securely rooted in personal intimacy with the source of life, it will be possible to remain flexible but to confront without being offensive, gentle, and forgiving without being soft, and true witnesses without being manipulative."

Food for thought....we are all leaders in my mind....the PH of D...only allowing more thinking to interfere with the Source of where all thinking needs to come from. The School of God....all book learning helps....if we keep it in perspective through the lens of He is all we really need, in all and through all. Simplistic, thank God, yes it is!

1 comment:

Mikey's God Talk said...

Your right again Sis. If only we could always only tune our listening to the school of God. That is where the truth comes from. I know this but man oh man the flesh is so very loud. Got any spare Jesus specks?

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