March 27th, 2012
“I’m noticing airplanes more. I’m noticing myself trying to capture the mundane moments and the everyday wondrous moments. I’ll pull them from my memory like a photo album. When I’m across the ocean amongst strangers.”
“We speak about the events of the world, but how often do we really change them for the better? We speak about people and their ways, but how often do our words do them or us any good? We speak about our ideas and feelings as if everyone were interested in them, but how often do we really feel understood? We speak a great deal about God and religion, but how often does it bring us or others real insight? Words often leave us with a sense of inner defeat.”-Henri Nouwen
“Words can give us the feeling of having stopped too long at one of the little villages that we pass on our journey, of having been motivated more by curiosity than by service.”-Henri Nouwen
How many critical updates, current events
and gossip can we hear before our hopes for goodness evaporate?