Wednesday, February 25, 2009

compassion


Does the compassionate life not demand that we be present to those who suffer; does it not require that we enter into solidarity with the poor, oppressed, and downtrodden; does it not motivate us both to move into the thick of life and to experience the hardships of existence in solidarity with the outcasts?

~ Henri Nouwen ~
Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life

1 comment:

She said...

Okay, we must meet! I was just reading Nouwen yesterday at the coffee house!

Been reading St. Francis and Nouwen all week!

Love this quote.

Love you!