Saturday, April 14, 2007

choosing moment

we are called to lay down our lives
for those we love
this laying down might
in special circumstances
mean dying for others
but it means
first of all
making our own lives
our sorrows and joys
our despair and hope
our loneliness
and experience of intimacy
available to others
as sources of new life
one of the greatest gifts we can give others
is ourselves
we offer consolation and comfort
especially in moments of crisis
when we say
do not be afraid
I know what you are living
and I am living it with you
you are not alone
Henri Nouwen

and yet
we still have a choice

and we end
where we chose to arrive

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