Over the last couple of years I’ve become a big fan of Ruth Haley Barton! She wrote an incredible book called, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry
and God used her words in a profound way in my life over the last two years. Here’s a small peek into some of her depth—it might do your heart well to read this:
“We want God as long as we can still have our successes. We like the idea of being on a journey of faith as long as it doesn’t require too much…well, faith. We long for the Promised Land as long as we don’t have to leave anything behind. We want space for God as long as it doesn’t intrude too radically on our packed schedules and conflicting priorities. We want self-knowledge as long as it doesn’t cut too close to the ego bone. We want God’s will as long as it doesn’t make us look too foolish. We want love as long as it’s not too inconvenient. We’d like to buy the pearl of great price as long as we don’t have to sell everything we have. We’re willing to wax eloquent about the Paschal Mystery one weekend a year as long as we’re not the one doing the dying!”
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Question: Who do you read that speaks to your soul?