I have been revisiting the bits from Charlie's book that struck me and here are a couple of things I underlined:
'The fact is that God is a God of love, and he loves his people with inexhaustible benevolence. This is a truth we can count on, and can know experientially and the knowing of it will change our lives forever. .......when this truth is grasped, and by a community, the result is....revival. Or, one might say, it is in times of revival this truth is grasped..... (p.37)
....'To live a life that is not dominated by the desire to be relevant but is instead safely anchored in the knowledge of God's first love, we have to be 'mystics'. A mystic is a person whose identity is deeply rooted in God's first love. If there is any focus that the Christian leader of the future will need it is the discipline of dwelling in the presence of the One who keeps asking: 'Do you love me?'
Henri Nouwen (p. 47)
Epiphanies of the ordinary