Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 26, 2010 - Digging Into Our Spiritual Resources






Daily Meditation (Henri Nouwen)
The Dynamics of the Spiritual Life



Our emotional lives and our spiritual lives have different dynamics. The ups and downs of our emotional life depend a great deal on our past or present surroundings. We are happy, sad, angry, bored, excited, depressed, loving, caring, hateful, or vengeful because of what happened long ago or what is happening now.



The ups and downs of our spiritual lives depend on our obedience - that is, our attentive listening - to the movements of the Spirit of God within us. Without this listening our spiritual life eventually becomes subject to the windswept waves of our emotions.










Share your thoughts on this reflection. These reflections are taken from Henri J.M. Nouwen's Bread for the Journey.



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