The Open Door
Thanks for your open door, dear colleague. It’s been a pleasure to just go in, sit and chat a bit. What I find is both an open heart and an open mind–genuine approachability. Maybe even at times a hint of vulnerability. The ancients called it “transparency”, and it was a principal characteristic that drew the crowds to Jesus…For in Him, they saw no guile. I appreciate that about you.
Please know that beneath all the bravado and hype of my words about development and communications, is someone longing to make a deeper, spiritual connection to this thing called “fund-raising”. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m wanting a religious connection with you, too, and I apologies that, in your company, I’ve not always taken advantage of that possibility.
Therefore, may I offer that, the next time I go walking through that open door, we have prayer together; may be even listen to a little bit of Rich Mullins, too… You see, my friend, that’s why I was drawn to this ministry in the first place. Why, I was drawn to some of the very same things that drew the Apostles to Christ: your sincerity of spirit; and your heart for the poor.
So, thanks for offering these whenever I just walk in.
My prayer will be that next time I just calm my spirit–and its oft too ambitious professional drive (a nervous habit to be sure)–and simply join my brother in Christ in embracing these virtues.