looking back
Thursday, May 19 at 8:16 PM

so, i've been reading some old posts from this time last year...it's really interesting to see how life has changed in so many ways and yet how some things remain almost unchanged. the last year has been full of blessings and good times and, naturally, some rough stuff as well. this is a quote that i shared a year ago that truly sums up what i want life to mean for me...

"to wait open-endedly is an enormously radical attitude toward life. so is to trust that something will happen to us that is far beyond our imaginings. so, too, is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life, trusting that God molds us according to God's love and not according to our fear. The spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, trusting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination, fantasy, or prediction. that, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control."
Henri J. M. Nouwen