Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A friend in Grief

As Henri Nouwen states: When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cure, 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 the Friend who Cares.

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