Friday, April 8, 2011

we are all ministers

"Ministry is entering with our Human Brokenness into communion with others
and spreading a word of HOPE. This hope is not based on any Power to Solve
the problems of those with whom we live, but on the LOVE of GOD,
which becomes VISIBLE when we let go of our FEARS of being out of Control
and enter into his PRESENCE in a shared Confession of Weakness.

This is a HARD VOCATION. It goes against the grain of our Need for
self-affirmation, self-fulfillment, and self-realization.
It is a call to true HUMILITY."
-Henri Nouwen

.and yes, this is what each & every one of us is called to
each & every day, with God's help.

artwork by Sieger Koder, found here

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