Friday, April 15, 2011

The full light of God

Artist: Paul Nauen

Oh, my. This is really focused. I think we could reflect on this deeply and for a long time:

To pray means to stop expecting from God the same small-mindedness which you discover in yourself. To pray is to walk in the full light of God and to say simply, without holding back, "I am human and you are God." A human being is not someone who once in a while makes a mistake, and God is not someone who now and then forgives. No! Human beings are sinners and God is love.

-- Henri Nouwen

Notice how he does not say that prayer is anything about technique. It is rather about identity and awareness.

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