Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ah, We Never Tire of Henri's Wisdom...

Hat tip to  Jan...

If. . . . .

If we are to take risks,
to be free,
in the air,
in life,
we have to know
that when we come down from it all,
we're going to be caught,
we're going to be safe.
The great hero is the least visible.
Trust the catcher.

~~Henri Nouwen

Our church is studying Henri's "The Way of the Heart" for Lent.  We have about 14 different study groups in which we've trained the facilitators, plus we have individuals reading the book, and the senior minister is combining it with the lectionary and preaching about it during Lent.  It's amazing to have all kinds of folks stopping me in the narthex on Sunday morning to tell me their experience with "solitude," "silence," and "unceasing prayer."  Wow.

So, thanks for these further words from Henri, Jan.  

Safety and risks...risks and safety...the paradox continues...

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