Monday, November 7, 2011

spiritual direction

"Spiritual direction means to listen to the other without fear and to discover the intimate, divine connections within your own stormy life history. It means to help others discover that their questions are human questions, their search is a human search, and their restlessness is part of the restlessness of the human heart--your own included...

When God enters into the center of our lives to unmask our illusion of posessing final solutions and to disarm us with always deeper questions, we will not necessarily have an easier or simpler life, but certainly a life that is honest, courageous, and marked with the ongoing search for truth. Sometimes, in living the questions, answers are found."

- Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith


  1. I'm reading 'life of the Beloved' again. His writing is so quote-worthy!

  2. Praying that God will provide the answers you are looking for...
    Love, Mom

    P.S. I love your header picture!

  3. Oh my goodness, I need to read some Nouwen. This is so, so beautiful--along with everything else you have ever included from him. Where would you recommend I start?