That Is A Friend Who Cares

When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find 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.

Excerpt from Out of Solitude
by Henri Nouwen


  1. Beautiful Michelle....I do enjoy Henry Nouwen! I see you have read Connie's book on Healing. Me too...and Joel and I have been studying healing lately here at home. Hugs to you today..

  2. Renee, hugs to you too my friend!! I enjoy Henry Nouwen very much also. Just ordered "Return of the Prodigal Son." Can't wait to get it. Ever read it? Everybody tells me it's a must read so finally; I'm going to read it. Really like Connie's book. There are a lot of great writers out there. Hope you have a good day :)