MODELS OF SURRENDER
Why is it that Mother Teresa could stand up before crowds of thousands and repeat simple New Testament phrases and blow people away?!
She didn’t say anything new: “Jesus loves you,” she assured us. “We’re sons and daughters of God and we have to love Jesus’ poor.” Yet people walked out renewed, transformed and converted.
She wasn’t a priest. She wasn’t well educated. Her authority came from her lifestyle and her pure goodness.
Servanthood and foundational surrender are the true basis for teaching authority in the Church, much more than title, vestment, role, or office. Such lives have the authority of Jesus himself, and need no special ordination.
For more on this theme, please consider The Art of Letting Go:
Living the Wisdom of St. Francis with Fr. Richard Rohr (CD)
Let it be.
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