Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 4: Henri Nouwen on Patience

"Patience-an active dwelling in the present moment-is the mother of expectation.  A way to rephrase "waiting patiently in expectation " is "standing vulnerable in the presence of our loving God."  This is the core of all prayer.  It has been helpful to me to realize that, when I pray, I am living my life before God, doing what I know to do, offering my thoughts and actions to the Holy One in expectation that I am being led where I need to go and will be given the courage to do what I need to do because I know who I am in God."
-Henri Nouwen, "Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life."

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