“Lord, come and do what You want to do in me, so that You can do what You want to do in me.”
Prayer from the Welsh Revival
Part of the passion that the Lord has created in me, is a desire to minister to those who are on the margins of society. Over the years I’ve worked in various non-profit settings, and now, leading in the local expression of the Body of Christ, I long to create a culture of a worship community that embodies the Love of Christ to our neighborhoods, and society.
I believe that in order to embody that love, it requires that our hearts are being transformed. I believe that in order to be that kind of beloved community, we need to be a community of people who are encountering God in the secret place and in community – unto having an experiential knowledge of the Love of God. Having our hearts awakened and attentive to our identity as the Beloved of God.
“The effect of contemplation is authentic action, and if contemplation doesn’t lead to authentic action, then it remains only navel-gazing and self-preoccupation.”
Richard Rohr, Simplicity
Resources for Cultivating Compassion
From Henri Nouwen, Donald McNeill, and Douglas Morrison, this beautiful book outlines the conversation into, Part One: The Compassionate God, Part Two: The Compassionate Life, and Part Three: The Compassionate Way.