Thursday, April 20, 2006

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And in my inbox this morning!!

Daily Meditation for April 20, 2006
written by Henri Nouwen
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Healing Contradictions
The many contradictions in our lives - such as being home while feeling homeless, being busy while feeling bored, being popular while feeling lonely, being believers while feeling many doubts - can frustrate, irritate, and even discourage us. They make us feel that we are never fully present. Every door that opens for us makes us see how many more doors are closed.
But there is another response. These same contradictions can bring us into touch with a deeper longing, for the fulfillment of a desire that lives beneath all desires and that only God can satisfy. Contradictions, thus understood, create the friction that can help us move toward God.

5 comments:

Lyndsey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!
I love you!
-Lyndsey

Tickneen said...

We have a birthday girl here? Awesome! Happy Birthday! Hope your day is blessed!

A thinker said...

Thanks for your comment. And happy birthday! Bless you.

Diva Dara said...

happy birthday lady. i miss you like crazy. you are beautiful.

Jada's Gigi said...

Amen! May we be moved toward Him!
Birthday?? Happy Happy!...Is this that biggie you were contemplating a while back? :) Not so bad, eh?