Posted on: October 18th, 2010 Nouwen & Intimate Communion w/ God

My good friend Brady recently loaned me a copy of Henri Nouwen’s The Selfless Way of Christ. I found this passage good & convicting:

Only a life on ongoing intimate communion with God can reveal to us our true selfhood; only such a life can set us free to act according to the truth, and not according to our need for the spectacular…. This is far from easy. A serious and persevering discipline of solitude, silence, and prayer is demanded. Such a discipline will not reward us with the outer discipline of success, but with the inner light which enlightens our whole being, and which allows us to be free and uninhibited witnesses of God’s presence in our lives. – Henri Nouwen, The Selfless Way of Christ pp 59-60.

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