Tuesday, December 08, 2009

More Advent Quotable

"A waiting person is a patient person. The word 'patience' implies the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. Patient living means to live actively in the present and wait there. Impatient people expect the real thing to happen somewhere else, and therefore they want to get away from the present situation and go elsewhere. For them, the moment is empty. But patient people dare to stay where they are, waiting." - Henri Nouwen

1 comment:

Luke said...

Nouwen rules! the longer i'm in CPE the more of his theology and books i read. i hope this will continue once i'm done.