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Waiting

I have been reading Our Daily Blog over at tallskinnykiwi’s new page.  I was actually reading throught the comments and another quote from Nouwen impressed me.  This one comes from jenn:

This passage reminds me of a Henri Nouwen quote in an article he wrote called “A Spirituality of Waiting.”

“To wait open-endedly is an enormously radical attitude toward life. So is to trust that something will happen to us that is far beyond our own imagninings. So, too, is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life, trusting that God molds us according to God’s love and not according to our fear. The spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, trusting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination, fantasy or prediction. That, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control.”

I guess this pretty much spoke to where I am right now – waiting, learning to trust.  Trying to at least.

 

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