I really have enjoyed reading Herrick and Mann’s Jesus Wept. It is another of those books which seems to have leapfrogged the others in the reading pile. That’s perhaps because of its thoughtfulness – well, that and the fact that it is easier to read than the academic books!
Here is another excerpt:
The role of ‘prophet’ in leadership must never be forgotten. Nevertheless, if a leader is to follow the example of the self-emptying Christ, there will be occasions when, through prayer, he or she discerns that their role is to be the more passive one of choosing not to act or react but to let things take their course, not rushing into things but discerning the next step and waiting for God’s moment before acting.
Yes, this is a word in season for me: I struggle with this one so much.