Quote for Today: Henri Nouwen

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August 5, 2017 by katmcdaniel

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Compassion- which means, literally, “to suffer with”- is the way to the truth that we are most ourselves, not when we differ from others, but when we are the same. Indeed the main spiritual question is not, “What difference do you make?” but “What do you have in common?” It is not “excelling” but “serving” that makes us most human. It is not proving ourselves to be better than others but confessing to be just like others that is the way to healing and reconciliation.
Henri Nouwen

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One thought on “Quote for Today: Henri Nouwen

  1. katmcdaniel says:

    Reblogged this on synkroniciti and commented:

    Excellence must be tempered by compassion and empathy.

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