Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Friends


 "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 
May we always be blessed enough to have a friend like that and may we always remember to be a friend like that!

3 comments:

  1. I really like Henry Nouwen. This is so true...Hope you had a good day Alyson.

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  2. if you can pick up a copy read his "Beloved"...truly amazed me. you could ask Gen for my copy that is at her mom's house in the room I use there...on a shelf near my bed....I keep it close to me and miss it now that I am in Portland...it will speak to your heart.

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