ministry

My Man Manning…

January 21, 2009 • By

I’ve been re-reading “The Ragamuffin Gospel” lately and found that author Brennan Manning may also be a believer in the Invisible Church.  In the book, he echoes what I shared in my first post “A New Blog”.  Here he is paraphrasing Henri Nouwen:

Besides, as Henri Nouwen notes, the greatest part of God’s work in the world may go unnoticed.  There are a number of people who have become famous or widely known for their ministries, but much of God’s saving activity in our history could remain completely unknown.  That is a mystery difficult to grasp in an age that attaches so much importance to publicity.  We tend to think that the more people know and talk about something, the more important it must be.

How hugely liberating that is!  We ALL have an opportunity to make an impact for The Gospel! You don’t have to be well known, educated, or have any sort of “public ministry” to do something great for God!  YOU right now, just as you are, can do something of eternal significance and you don’t even need a degree, a headshot, or a mailing list to do it!

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;” – 1 Corinthians 1:27

God, thank you for making us foolish and weak.  Amen!