The Gift Always Coming

This morning, I read Henri Nouwen’s thoughts on prayer in his book Turn My Mourning Into Dancing. A few of my English professor friends are reading this book together. I read this with joy:

“When we pray we admit that we don’t know what God is going to do, but remember that we will never find out if we are not open to risks. We learn to stretch out our arms to the deep sea and the high heavens with an open mind and heart. In many ways prayer becomes an attitude toward life that opens itself up to the gift always coming. We find courage to let new things happen, things over which we have no control, but which now loom as less threatening.

I love thinking about this attitude of being open to the gift always coming. 

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