I just finished reading for the second time In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri Nouwen. His word to Christian leaders for our time is critically important to heed. For some days ahead, I will share some quotes and thoughts from this literary treasure.
"..I am deeply convinced that the Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her vulnerable self. That is the way Jesus came to reveal God's love. The great message that we have to carry, as ministers of God's Word and followers of Jesus, is that God loves us not because of what we do or accomplish, but because God has created and redeemed us in love and has chosen us to proclaim that love as the true source of all human life." - Henri J.M. Nouwen