Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"To wait open-endedly is an enormously radical attitude toward life. So is to trust that something will happen to us that is far beyond our imaginings. So, too, is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life, trusting that God moulds us according to God's love and not according to our fear. The spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, trusting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination, fantasy, or prediction. That, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control." ~Henri J. M. Nouwen

I love this quote. Because my nature is to plan, analyze, and prepare for any possible outcome. I'm not saying that any one of those traits are bad in and of themselves, but they can lead to worry, stress, anxiety, and a desire to control the situation. I'm in the process of being transformed into His image, so pondering on quotes like these is good for me.

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