Vulnerability in prayer

July 5, 2014

Mary Higbe and teachers in Eldoret, Kenya.

Mary Higbe and teachers in Eldoret, Kenya.

Mary Higbe, after being on a team that worked with and trained teachers from the Anglican Diocese of Eldoret, June 2014:

“I wrote of being asked by the Eldoret teachers to say the grace for tea. What I was given to say was a prayer for the teachers and their students, for their safety and guidance and resources. When I said Amen and looked up, I had twenty-four teachers smiling at me and then they clapped. I could not have anticipated this and at that moment was thoroughly vulnerable to them and God. And that is the lesson that mission teaches–the rarity of allowing yourself to be vulnerable and in doing so finding the center of God’s love that can flow from you and you receive it back.

That moment represents the month in Kenya for me.”