Lent 2015… Day 25….. Henri Nouwen on Despair

henri nouwen photoI have just taken a quiet day at one of my churches , I am mindful of the turmoil people face, the unexpected, the mundane routine and the pain of living and illness.

Today, I would like to leave you with a short thought from Henri Nouwen

Who can listen to a story of loneliness and despair without taking the risk of experiencing similar pains in his own heart and even losing his precious peace of mind? In short: “Who can take away suffering without entering it?” 

― Henri J.M. NouwenThe Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society

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Lord,

I pray for peace within me

And within the world.

Amen

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