Sunday, December 17, 2023

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Henri Nouwen, on Experiencing God ‘In the Fullness of Time’)

“We often experience our time as empty. We hope that tomorrow, next week, next month or next year the real things will happen. But sometimes we experience the fullness of time. That is when it seems that time stands still, that past, present, and future become one; that everything is present where we are; and that God, we, and all that is have come together in total unity. This is the experience of God’s time. ‘When the completion of the time came [that is: in the fullness of time], God sent his Son, born of a woman’ (Galatians 4:4), and in the fullness of time God will ‘bring everything together under Christ, as head, everything in the heavens and everything on earth’ (Ephesians 1:10). It is in the fullness of time that we meet God.”— Dutch-born Catholic priest, theologian, psychologist and writer Henri Nouwen (1932-1996), Bread For The Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith (1997)

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