Quote from Henri Nouwen that is worth a glimpse!

Mission_insert_globe1 Henri Nouwen writes in a devotional titled “fruits that grow in vulnerability”:

“there
is a great difference between successfulness and fruitfulness. success
comes from strength, control and respectability. a successful person
has the energy to create something, to keep control over it’s
development and make it available in large quantities. success brings
many rewards and often fame. fruits, however, come from weakness  and
vulnerability. and fruits are unique. a child is conceived in
vulnerability. community is the fruit born through shared brokenness.
and intimacy is the fruit that grows through touching one an others
wounds. let’s remind one another that what brings us joy is not
success, but fruitfulness.”

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