Friday, July 27, 2007

A Gift to Receive

To pray means to open your hands before God. It means slowly relaxing the tension which squeezes your hands together and accepting your existence with an increasing readiness, not as a possession to defend, but as a gift to receive.
--Henri J.M. NouwenFrom With Open Hands (Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Marie Press, 1972, p.154)

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