Friday, July 13, 2007

Trinitarian Ministry

I am reading a wonderful book by Steve Seamands these days called, "Ministry in the Image of God." One of the great things about this book is that Seamands prolifically quotes others. I am a lover of quotes and the communion of saints...so, I am loving this book! I picked it up in a bookstore in Arkansas off the bargain table for just a few dollars (I still don't understand what it was doing on that table!). It has been well worth it! Below is a quote Seamands included from C.S. Lewis on Trinitarian ministry that I thought you might enjoy.

"The whole dance, or drama, or pattern of this three-Personal life is to be played out in each one of us; or (putting it the other way round) each one of us has got to enter that pattern, take his place in the dance. Good things as well as bad, you know, are caught by a kind of infection. If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire; if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. If you are close to it, the spray will wet you: if you are not, you will remain dry." - C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

3 comments:

Clay said...

Hey, Julie.
Thanks for the quote. Good stuff.

It's funny--this blogging business. I don't even know who you are, but I peeked into your blog tonight before heading to bed, and you encouraged me. Keep it up, sister.

T Michael W Halcomb said...

Julie,

This is the image I have in my head when I take communion. I imagine myself in a circle-dance with the Godhead. And then I imagine them putting me in the middle of the circle and just loving on me. That's communion.

www.michaelhalcomb.blogspot.com

Jackson said...

This is Christ's prayer for us in John 17 - that we may be in him as he is in the Father. Profound.