Today is one of those days where your plumber calls and says “yeah… I’m not going to be able to make it to your house to hook up your sink because the priority is with those with frozen pipes today…”. I understand… but what do I tell …all my guests who are coming over TOMORROW for a baby shower???? I guess I’ll just hand them the hand sanitizer and say: “you’re lucky there is a toilet hooked up and paint on the walls.” 🙂
I am reading Henri Nouwen’s “The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry” and wanted to share with you this great quote about solitude.
Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain victims of our society and continue to be entangled in the illusions of the false self. Jesus himself entered into the furnace. There He was tempted compulsions of the world: to be relevant (“turn these stones into bread”), to be spectacular (“throw yourself down”), and to be powerful (“I will give you all these kingdoms”). There he affirmed God as the only source of his identity (“You must worship the Lord your God and serve him alone”).