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“Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to? Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands? Please help me to gradually open my hands and to discover that I am not what I own, but what you want to give me.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen


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“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

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You don’t think your way into a new kind of living. You live your way into a new kind of thinking. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“You don’t think your way into a new kind of living…” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy & keep choosing it every day.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning…” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are & live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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