Today’s Reflection March 11

The contemplative life is not a life that offers a few good moments between the many bad ones, but a life that transforms all our time into a window through which the invisible world becomes visible…Contemplative prayer requires that we listen, that we let God speak  to  us  when  he  wants  and  in  the  way  he  wants. This  is  difficult  for  us precisely because it means allowing God to say what we might not want to hear. But if we listen long and deeply, God will reveal himself to us as a soft breeze or a still, small voice;  he  will  offer  himself  to  us  in gentle compassion. Without this obedience, this listening  to the  God  of our heart, we  will  remain  deaf  and  our life will grow absurd.

– Henri Nouwen

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