“Maybe we wonder if God can take all that goes on in our mind and heart. Maybe we simply want to hold on to our own pleasurable imaginings, afraid that in showing them to our Lord, we may have to give them up. Thus, we are constantly tempted to fall back… out of fear or out of greed, and to keep from our God what often is the most in need of His healing touch.”
– Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Which one of his books is this from? I think that I am in that place now.
Thanks for sharing. I’m sorry I missed your comment and sadly I can’t seem to find where I found this quote either. My apologies. I do pray you can step into His arms and receive His compassionate love. Another book comes to mind: “The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus” by Brennan Manning.