Showing a light so lovely...

A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'EngleWhen I was a pre-teen, I read a marvelous book, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (the cover pictured is for the edition I read). I was deeply moved. This was before I was a Christian. But I am convinced the L'Engle was one of those authors who did for me what George MacDonald did for C.S.Lewis. Through imagination, narrative and just plain good writing - I was drawn to Christ before I knew who he was.

So when I came across this quote from L'Engle, I thought I would share it for two reasons. First, she did this for me through her writings. Second, so we may know how to do it for others through our words, lives, love and presence.

We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.  Madeleine L'Engle

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International