UNCERTAINTYby Erwin McManus
Know That You Don’t Know
“I’m afraid,” he confessed, as Maven stood with him in the place where his quest would begin.
“Of what?” Maven asked in his calming voice.
“For this journey, have I learned all I need to know?”
“Ayden,” he replied, “you know all you need to learn.”
“What should I take with me?” Ayden continued.
“Leave all you have and take all you are.”
Ayden persisted, “And the path, is it safe to travel?”
Maven looked at him sternly for the first time he could remember and scolded him, “It is not safe to remain!”
“It is not the place but the Presence that upholds you! This is your only certainty.”
“Go! Walk where no man has walked yet you find footprints.”
• He is an intellectual, who is more impressed by academic and governing credentials than familiarity and loyalty.
• He is willing to take big risks.
• He is very focused on governing—and prefers persuasion to force.
• He isn’t so disdainful of the “Washington insiders” after all
At the risk of discussing politics(: ...
implications for church leadership?