Friday, March 14, 2008

Some of my favorites...

Words read this week:

"A life without a lonely place, that is, a life without a quiet center, easily becomes destructive. When we cling to the results of our actions as our holy way of self-identification, then we become possessive and defensive and tend to look at our fellow human beings more as enemies to be kept at a distance than as friends with whom we share the gifts of life." Henri Nouwen

"As a community of faith we remind one another constantly that we form a fellowship of the weak, transparent to him who speaks to us in the lonely places of our existence and says: Do not be afraid, you are accepted." Henri Nouwen

"Those who really can receive bread from a stranger and smile in gratitude, can feed many without even realizing it. Those who can sit in silence with their fellow man, not knowing what to say, but knowing that they should be there, can bring new life in a dying heart. Those who are not afraid to hold a hand in gratitude, to shed tears in grief, and to let a sigh of distress arise straigth from the heart can break through paralyzing boundaries and witness the birth of a new fellowship, the fellowship of the broken." Again...Henri Nouwen

"The mother of expectation in patience." Henri Nouwen (I told you it was a really good book!)

"when we cease interfering in the world we are acknowledging that it is God's world." Moishe Konigsberg taken from Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner

"Lord send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. Sever any ties but the tie that binds me t your service and to your heart." David Livingstone

"Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible." Marcus Aurelius

"But if we hope for what we do not have, we wait for it patiently." Romans 8:25

1 comment:

woosterweester said...

Love it! In fact, I've been pouring/prayer over and putting final touches on preparation for Palm Sunday worship time tomorrow. The vein is: "The Place of Cursing Has Become the Place of Blessing--The Cross". And in meditating on that, and how that translates into my own life, I was loving the D.L. quote. In fact, I'm gonna use it tomorrow! So thanks!!! Be blessed!