Devotions from Henri Nouwen’s book, Spiritual formation

Often our cups are so full of our own opinions and speculations that we miss what God has for us now.  In spiritual formation we need a constant discipline of prayer so we can move from darkness to light. This transparency will change us  in relationship with nature, time, and with people.  We will no longer view property to control but a gift to be received and shared. Time is no longer a random series of events but an opportunity for a change of heart and peace in the present moment.  When people are no longer just interesting characters to meet or exploit for our own purpose, they can be loved, understood, and protected. So contemplative prayer helps us remove our blindfolds and see the world as sacramental- connected and constantly revealing to us the great love of God. Let us have eyes to see and ears to hear and receive God’s truth, beauty and wisdom.