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Words Worth Thinking About.

Sam Wells told clergy at the Wakefield Diocesan Clergy Conference that there were three types of power; the power of silence, the power of words and the power of touch.

He spoke to a rarefied group of individuals:

“Your first duty as a priest is to save your own soul.” The second foundation of ministry is just as eschatological but nothing like so personal. It pictures judgement day and Christ the King in glory, and asks the question, “What will we say to him if we stand before him without the others?”

This is the paradoxical foundation of ministry. Your first duty is to save your own soul. But ask yourself what he will say to you if you go to him without the others.

His whole lecture was breathtaking and you could have heard a pin drop as he spoke and shared his insight.

Read the whole text Sam Wells told clergy at the Wakefield Diocesan Clergy Conference that there were three types of power; the power of silence, the power of words and the power of touch.

He spoke to a rarefied group of individuals:

“Your first duty as a priest is to save your own soul.” The second foundation of ministry is just as eschatological but nothing like so personal. It pictures judgement day and Christ the King in glory, and asks the question, “What will we say to him if we stand before him without the others?”

This is the paradoxical foundation of ministry. Your first duty is to save your own soul. But ask yourself what he will say to you if you go to him without the others.

His whole lecture was breathtaking and you could have heard a pin drop as he spoke and shared his insight.

Read the whole text http://www.wakefield.anglican.org/news/story/revd_dr_sam_wells_lecture_from_the_clergy_conference

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