As long as we want to change the condition of other people because we feel guilty about our wealth [or education, or happy upbringing], we are still playing the power game and waiting for thanks. But when we start discovering that in many ways we are the poor and those who need our help are the wealthy, who have a lot to give, we become true social agents and so not give in to the temptation of power, because we have discovered our task is not a heavy burden or a brave sacrifice but an opportunity to see more an more of the face of Him whom we want to meet.

Henri Nouwen, Creative Ministry (pg 88, 89)

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