Alert and Aware
“Only by denying the world can you live in it, that only by surrounding yourself by an artificial, self-induced quietude can you live in a spiritual life. A real spiritual life does exactly the opposite: it makes us so alert and aware of the world around us, that all that is and happens becomes part of our contemplation and meditation and invites us to a free and fearless response.”
—Henri Nouwen in
My prayer this week: God, give me the kind of faith that is fearless and loud. Help me step out of the comfort of my surroundings and into the brokenness of our culture so that I can do the work to which you’ve called me: to help reach the world for Christ.