Thursday, September 17, 2009

Just wanted to share.......

I found this little gem online the other day......................

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions or cures, have chosen rather, to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle 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

This was a neat "Amen" moment for me. I think that so many times, we feel the need to fix things for the people we love. Sometimes, we may just need to be present. I pray that I can be these things for those who I love!

I hope that you have had a blessed week!