"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Monday, March 10, 2014

You would Not Follow Your Leaders If You Knew ahow Broken They Are

They are as hurt and powerless as you are in many instances. They know more Jesus stuff, but many are no mote connected than you are, or can be to Jesus. This is not to disparage leadership, but ot is a reminder to consider who we are following.

"One of the stunning lessons of the Bible is God’s free use of fragile human beings to accomplish his purpose. He does not always choose the holy and devout or even the emotionally well—balanced. The venerable Liebermann, a powerful nineteenth—century missionary, was a manic—depressive who could not walk across a bridge without a compulsive desire to jump off! “The Holy Spirit is the bearer of gifts and these gifts are sometimes lavished in peculiar places."
(Brennan Manning. The Signature Of Jesus)

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