"The charismatic person is one who, by his very being, will be God's instrument in calling forth gifts. The person who is having the time ofhis life doing what he is doing has a way of calling forth the deeps of another. Such a person is himself Good News. He is the embodiment of the freedom of the new humanity. Verbal proclamation of the Good News becomes believable. The person who exercises his own gift in freedom can allow the Holy Spirit to do in others what He wants to do."
-- Gordon Cosby,
"The Calling Forth of the Charisma" (a sermon)
Quoted by Elizabeth O'Connor
Eighth Day of creation