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Saturday, July 13, 2013

...saw this on The Prodical Kiwi(s) blog:

Flesh Becomes Word

Henri Nouwen - Icon“…The word must become flesh, but the flesh also must become word.  It is not enough for us, as human beings, just to live.  We also must give words to what we are living.  If we do not speak what we are living, our lives lose their vitality and creativity.   When we see a beautiful view, we search for words to express what we are seeing.  When we meet a caring person, we want to speak about that meeting.  When we are sorrowful or in great pain, we need to talk about it.  When we are surprised by joy, we want to announce it!  Through the word, we appropriate and internalize what we are living.  The word makes our experience truly human…”
~ Henri Nouwen

And it makes me feel very shallow...

1 comment:

  1. I needed to read this... thanks for sharing and making my life more vital!

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