I know, I said the next book I would read would be Everything Must Change, and I haven't even finished The Shack yet (oh, I'm in the middle of The Irresistible Revolution as well...), but I've been reading Leading With a Limp over breakfast lately and this quote jumped out at me:
This is the terrible secret about leadership and life: we achieve brokenness by falling off our throne. To be broken is not a choice, it is a gift.
I know some pretty neat people whom I believe are more effective as leaders today than ever before because they have been blessed to fall off their throne, so to speak. To Craig, Rex, and many others, you are inspiring to me because you can now see your brokenness as a something to be used to advance the kingdom rather than as a curse or flaw to be hidden.
You get what Paul wrote to the Corinthians:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.