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March 15, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Henry Nouwen Quotes from Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith

To be a witness means to offer your own faith experience and to make your doubts and hopes, failures and successes, loneliness and woundedness, available to others as a context in which they can struggle with their own humanness and quest for meaning.”
Henry Nouwen, Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith, p. 10

“Spiritual direction means to listen to the other without fear and to discover the intimate, divine connections within your own stormy life history. It means to help others discover that their questions are human questions, their search is a human search, and their restlessness is part of the restlessness of the human heart–your own included.”
Henry Nouwen, Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith, p. 11

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