Monday, May 6, 2013


“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 advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm 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 a friend who cares.”

― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey


  1. Yes, that's an honest, empathic, real friend indeed.

  2. A very powerful friend, indeed, dear Sister. I'd like to be that kind!

  3. Great observation. It takes courage to "tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing," and facing with a friend "the reality of . . . powerlessness."

  4. Beautiful... And the photo exquisite...


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