Thursday, March 20, 2008

Being present to each other~

"When we honestly ask which pesons in our lives mean the most to 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...makes it clear that whatever happens in the external world, being present to each other is what really matters." --Henri J.M. Nouwen

5 comments:

onemoreequalsfour said...

I tagged you for a Meme, hope you don't mind. You can check it out on my blog.

Randy Beal said...

Good stuff Carm! Kim and were just talking about friends vs. family and those that are closest to us. That hit it home. Love you guys.

SaraLynn said...

amen

Dutchnic said...

Beautiful quote!

Fiona said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful.