Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thought for the Day

The place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
~ Frederick Beuchner

1 comment:

AnneDroid said...

What a wonderful quote. I must make a note of that and remember it.

A couple of years ago we restructured our congregation's administration/leadership. We wanted to know what people's gifts were and got the great piece of advice that, instead of asking humble Scots what they were good at, we should ask them what they liked doing. Almost always we like doing what we're good at. From that we got teams of people using the skills God gave them, rather than being square pegs in round holes as before. It's been a wonderful improvement - both a revolution and a revelation!

It took me years of knocking the wrong door to find the place where my deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet - I wouldn't have expected it to be jail! And I wouldn't have fully grasped the meaning of that quotation before.

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