Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ministry success in terms of love, not words or deeds

From Dallas Willard's The Great Omission:

"The people to whom we speak and minister will not recall 99 percent of what we say to them. But they will never forget the kind of persons we are. ... The quality of our souls will indelibly touch others for good or for ill. So we must never forget that the most important thing happening at any moment, in the midst of all our ministerial duties, is the kind of person we are becoming." (p. 124)

The great resource for people being great ministers is this:

"Divine love permeating every part of our lives is ... a resource adequate to every condition of life and death." (p. 124)

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