When We Honestly Ask Ourselves

When We Honestly Ask Ourselves

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

― Henri Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

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13 thoughts on “When We Honestly Ask Ourselves”

  1. Nope. This kind of vision is for imature, hypocrite and self-interested people. Courageous people prefer the ones that tell them they fucked up their family, they fucked up their responsabilities as a parent, they cheated, they lie to god (if they prey), they will face their own karma coz karma is only a bitch if you are, etc… These are true people you keep in your life when you're not self-interested and vicious. You're a courageous lion or a vicious and self-interested sheep.

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