October 12, 2009

Great Quote from Henri Nouwen

This is from In the Name of Jesus, “It is not enough for the priests and ministers of the future to be moral people, well trained, eager to help their fellow humans, and able to respond creatively to the burning issues of their time. All of that is very valuable and important, but it is not the heart of Christian leadership. The central question is, Are the leaders of the future truly men and women of God, people with an ardent desire to dwell in God’s presence, to listen to God’s voice, to look at God’s beauty, to touch God’s incarnate Word, and to taste fully God’s infinite goodness?”

The same question holds true for "regular" followers of Jesus. Before we can lead others into a relationship with God we have to have done more than just met Him once over a short prayer of forgiveness. We must be living in relationship with Him through the grace He provides for us.

The question that needs answered is "Are we more a man or woman of God today than we were yesterday?" 

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