A mid-week thought
Grateful appreciation for the writings from Henri Nouwen’s – Dare to Journey, Little snippets surfaced in my mind during the night.
Human beings are seldom satisfied. When things are going smoothly we easily become bored. When we are cold in the winter our hearts and our spirits long for the spring. In the heat of summer often we sigh for just ‘a cool’ breeze. – a touch of winter breath.
We should not be concerned about our human tendency to speak about the open field or dream about it when we are in the darkest forest. Often much activity forces us to long for rest and solitude. Loneliness can push us towards the search for friendship. Some of the most beautiful writings and photographs have come from this longing for the opposite in life to where the person was actually standing.
The most profound thought that came to me from this was………….When we come to the realisation that we are on our own merely creatures…….. Then we must know profoundly our need for the Divine. With a forged and unbreakable link with HIM all these other swings of human longing can have real purpose.
Thankfulness in all circumstances. Not for the circumstances but for
THE PRESENCE OF GOD with us in them.
(If we have chosen to follow the Shepherd)
THANKFULNESS IN OUR HEARTS FOR THIS DAY AND FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEK.
May beauty and Joy touch your life no matter how rocky the pathway!
Blessings and Grace!