I’m reblogging this wonderful piece, because it fits in so perfectly with my last blog here…I need to push all those other voices aside and let this be the message I hear. Happy reading all!
“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.”
– Henri J. M. Nouwen
I love this piece of writing by Henri Nouwen. It carries truth and wisdom. The still, small voice within us is indeed saying, “You are My…
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