When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means 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 Nouwen quotes and sayings remain very popular to this day. Nouwen was a Dutch Catholic priest and writer who lived from 1932 until 1996. He wrote over thirty books and many more articles, many of which covered themes of loneliness, depression and the need for deep personal connections. Other common themes, of course, were … Read more