Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Quote of the Day: Henri Nouwen

    We would do well, in our ministries with youth, to let the words below guide our efforts when involving teens in hands-on mission:  
    "Jesus' whole life and mission involve accepting powerlessness and revealing in this powerlessness the limitlessness of God's love. Here we see what compassion means. It is not a bending toward the underprivileged from a privileged position; it is not a reaching out from on high to those who are less fortunate below; it is not a gesture of sympathy or pity for those who fail to make it in the upward pull. On the contrary, compassion means going directly to those people and places where suffering is most acute and building a home there."  - Henri Nouwen

    2 comments:

    Benjer McVeigh said...

    Love it. Nouwen kills me just about every time I pick him up. This quote needs to be read by every short-term mission team, whether they're going across the tracks to serve or halfway around the world.

    Josh Huff said...

    One of my favorite books!