Solitude of the Heart

It is not good to be alone. It is good to be alone. Solitude of the heart, describes the late Henri Nouwen, is necessary lest we view others as pawns for our own benefit. He wrote,

Without the solitude of the heart, the intimacy of friendship, marriage and community life cannot be creative. Without the solitude of heart, our relationships with others easily become needy and greedy, sticky and clinging, dependent and sentimental, exploitative and parasitic, because without the solitude of heart we cannot experience the others as different from ourselves but only as people who can be used for our own, often hidden needs. (Reaching Out, Nouwen, quoted from A Guide to Prayer)

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One way to think about the mission of Jesus - He calls into question the way things are and points to the way things may be in the Kingdom of God. 

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