My spirit resonates in a deep way with the work of Nouwen and so I picked it up to find out more about the man and his journey. In particular, this quote decided the purchase:
“Dear Lord, this afternoon I shared my feelings of guilt and sinfulness with one of the monks. He gave me good advice. He kept urging me to move away continually from introspection and to concentrate on expressing my love for you.”
–from: A Cry for Mercy
I am prone to introspection. I think and process and feed the spaces within myself a lot. I believe it’s kneading bread to feed others. I hope, at least. But sometimes, it can be counter-productive. It always needs to be a flow of in and out, in and out, otherwise my inner water can get murky. This quote reminded me of that again today.