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In the midst of a crazy week  this showed up this morning in my daily meditation from the Henri Nouwen Society. I was talking to a person the other day who also subscribes to these reflections and he was telling me how they are so often on target helping him with the challenges in his life. Today that was the case for me.

The Still, Small Voice of Love

Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, “Prove that you are a good person.” Another voice says, “You’d better be ashamed of yourself.” There also is a voice that says, “Nobody really cares about you,” and one that says, “Be sure to become successful, popular, and powerful.” But underneath all these often very noisy voices is a still, small voice that says, “You are my Beloved, my favor rests on you.” That’s the voice we need most of all to hear. To hear that voice, however, requires special effort; it requires solitude, silence, and a strong determination to listen.

That’s what prayer is. It is listening to the voice that calls us “my Beloved.”
By Henri Nouwen and you can sign up for these meditations by clicking on this link for the  Henri Nouwen Society.

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