Friday, July 12, 2013

Nouwen on leaders and "articulate not-knowing"

Henri Nouwen:
Well-educated ministers are not individuals who can tell you exactly who God is, where good and evil are and how to travel from this world to the next, but people whose articulate not-knowing makes them free to listen to the voice of God in the words of the people, in the events of the day and in the books containing the life experience of men and women from other places and other times. In short, learned ignorance makes one able to receive the word from others and the Other with great attention. -Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out, p. 105 .  HT and commentary Morgan Guyton here

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