here’s a great story (as told by os guinness in his book, “the call”) that rocked my world. when i read this, i was sitting in a coffee shop and found myself suddenly crying like a baby (i hate when that happens). see how it lands on you.
Arthur F. Burns, the chairman of the United States and Federal Reserve System and ambassador to West Germany, was a man of considerable gravity. Medium in height, distinguished, with wavy silver hair and his signature pipe, he was economic counselor to a number of presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Ronald Reagan. When he spoke, his opinions carried weight and Washington listened.Arthur Burns was also Jewish, so when he began attending an informational White House group for prayer and fellowship in the 1970s, he was accorded special respect. In fact, no one knew quite how to involve him in the group and, week after week when different people took turns to end the meeting in prayer, Burns was passed by-out of a mixture of respect and reticence.