Sorry, guys, for the absence of true, nitty-gritty blog stuff. I’ve been lost in Henri Nouwen, happily lost, mind you, but lost nonetheless. If I had tried to write while fully submerged in his writings, I would have sounded like just like Henri Nouwen himself. Only incoherent and disjointed. And more enthusiastic.
But I finished “Reaching Out” last night (finally!) and I’ve learned a lot (and forgotten a lot) of really profound things. My favorite is the concept of Creating Space. Creating space in your life (solitude). Creating space between people (hospitality). Creating space inside your heart (prayer).
Unfortunately, I am unable to elaborate on those concepts without sounding like the aforementioned stuttering idiot. So I send you forth to read his books for yourself and come away with a totally different concept that speaks to your life.