A short time in expectaion.

Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen

Read a little bit of Henri Nouwen this morning and thought I’d share some of what I read with you.  I am always moved by this man’s honesty and depth.  He wrestled with his angels and loved many.

Here’s the quote:

Our life is a short time in expectation, a time in which sadness and joy kiss each other at every moment.  There is a quality of sadness that pervades all the moments in our life.  It seems that there is no such thing as clear-cut pure joy but that, even in the most happy moments of our existence, we sense a tinge of sadness.  In every satisfaction, there is an awareness of its limitations.  In every success, there is the fear of jealousy.  Behind every smile, there is a tear.  In every embrace, there is loneliness.  In every friendship, distance  And in all forms of light, there is knowledge of surrounding darkness.”  Henri Nouwen from Out of Solitude

I guess I have been resonating with the dicodomies of life as of late, so found this ringing true in my heart this morning.

Take care.

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Visual Artist Brother Sojourner College Professor Christ follower
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1 Response to A short time in expectaion.

  1. Catie says:

    Thanks Tim — I needed to read that!

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