My small group is reading through Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster this summer. This little bit from the chapter on the discipline of service struck me this week. I’m so thankful for the people in my life and how they bring the Word of the Lord to me.
“Finally, there is the service of sharing the word of the Lord with one another. The Poustinias that were established by Catherine Doherty had a rule: those who went into the deserts of silence and solitude did so for others. Any word that they received from God they were to bring back and share with others. This is a gracious service to be rendered, for no individual can hear all that God wants to say. We are dependent upon one another to receive the full counsel of God. The smallest member can bring us a word–we dare not despise the service.”