Sunday, July 26, 2009

Downward Mobility

reminded of this powerful insight from Henri Nouwen

“…The society in which we live suggests in countless ways that the way to go is up. Making it to the top, entering the limelight, breaking the record - that's what draws attention, gets us on the front page of the newspaper, and offers us the rewards of money and fame.

The way of Jesus is radically different. It is the way not of upward mobility but of downward mobility. It is going to the bottom, staying behind the sets, and choosing the last place! Why is the way of Jesus worth choosing? Because it is the way to the Kingdom, the way Jesus took, and the way that brings everlasting life.”

Ht Prodigal Kiwi(s)

1 comment:

  1. I did wonder why all those Catholic Christian Brothers who worked with young boys in Ireland wanted anonymity and not to be on the front pages of newspapers.