Thursday, April 26, 2007

broken

"our life is full of brokenness--broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. how can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives. " -henri nouwen

i really like this quote. it is so true. i wish i could impart these words, and all they mean, to teenagers i know. even some adults i know. i'll just have to persoanally tuck these words into my heart so i will know what needs to be done in my own brokeness. only then can i help others with theirs.

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link of the day:
http://www.offthewrist.com/frenzy1/FingerFrenzy.swf

3 comments:

Steve said...

Great quote. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Do you know which of Nouwen's books the quote originally came from? I have many of his books. He's one of my favoite authors/theologian. I too have always liked that quote.

diana said...

anonymous...
i'm sorry. i don't know what book this quote is from. if i find it, i'll put it here or in a future post.