"I am large. I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Praying is No Easy Matter

"Praying is no easy matter. It demands a relationship in which you allow someone other than yourself to enter into the very center of your person, to see there what you would rather leave in darkness, and to touch there what you would rather leave untouched." ~ Henri Nouwen

Nouwen should know. He's no stranger to not knowing, and all too familiar with wanting to stay in the darkness, untouched.

"Enter into the very center of your person." I guess this sentence is what you'll find when you go look up the meaning of undragoning in the dictionary.

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