Tuesday, May 01, 2012

May Your Expectations be Frustrated

SOURCE:  "You are the Chief Sinner of Your Church" by J. R. Briggs.  Thriving Pastor Connection.  April 30, 2012.  http://www.thrivingpastor.org/images/pwbe/issues/TPC-120430.html

KEYWORDS:  Last, First, Focus, Intentional

Author Henri Nouwen's mentor, Jean Vanier—who founded the L'Arch Communities for those with mental and physically handicaps and disabilities—gave this benediction blessing over Nouwen at his ordination service:

  May all your expectations be frustrated.
May all your plans be thwarted.
May all your desires be withered into nothingness
That you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.