Friday, October 16, 2015

Day 16: Nouwen on Prayer

"For a man of prayer is, in the final analysis, the man who is able to recognize in others the face of the Messiah and  make visible what was hidden, make touchable what was unreachable.  The man of prayer is a leader precisely because through his articulation of God's work within himself he can lead others out of confusion to clarification; through his compassion he can guide them out of the closed circuits of their in-groups to the wide world of humanity; and through his critical contemplation he can convert their convulsive destructiveness into creative work for the new world to come."
-Henri Nouwen, "The Wounded Healer"  






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