Friday, January 16, 2009
Hugs and Punches
I have been reading a book by Henri Nouwen entitled "In the Name of Jesus ~ Reflections on Christian Leadership". He speaks of serving in a home of some mentally handicapped people who did not know of his books, nor lauded his education, or teaching background at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard.
"Not being able to use any of the skills that had proved so practical in the past was a real source of anxiety. I was suddenly faced with my naked self, open for hugs and punches, smiles and tears, all dependent simply on how I was perceived at the moment."
If you are in Christian Leadership I highly recommend this very practical book which is only about 100 pages.