Saturday, July 04, 2009

"The love that qualifies someone

to shepherd others develops only when suffering persuades us to give up our self-preserving agendas, when dark nights make Christ's presence necessary (no longer a luxury), when trials make us willing to abandon ourselves fully to Christ because we need him so badly. The profound intiimacy with Christ that only suffering can create enables us to enter other people's lives with the Spirit's healing power."

~ Larry Crabb, Hope When You're Hurting, ch. 15

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