Wednesday, July 12, 2006

fulfilling your needs

"No one person can fulfill all your needs. You have to move gradually from crying outward - crying out for people who you think can fulfill your needs - to crying inward to the place where you can let yourself be held and carried by God, who has become incarnate in the humanity of those who love you in community." - Henri Nouwen

(Source: Philip Yancey's book Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church, p.307)