11.19.2015

Cry Inward

A split between divinity and humanity has taken place in you. With your divinely endowed center you know God’s will, God’s way, God’s love. But your humanity is cut off from that. Your many human needs for affection, attention, and consolation are living apart from your divine sacred space. Your call is to let these two parts of yourself come together again.
Splash of Humanity by Christopher Gaston
You have to move gradually from crying outward— crying out for people who you think can fulfill your needs— to crying inward to the place where you can let yourself be held and carried by God, who has become incarnate in the humanity of those who love you in community. No one person can fulfill all your needs. But the community can truly hold you. The community can let you experience the fact that , beyond your anguish, there are human hands that hold you and show you God’s faithful love.
Reflection: "A split between divinity and humanity has taken place in you." How does this resonates with you? How has God been faithful in loving you as He brings these two parts of your life together?

Excerpt from The Inner Voice of Love by Henri Nouwen 

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