Where is God?

God is where we are weak, vulnerable, small and dependent. God is  where the poor are, the hungry, the handicapped, the mentally ill, the elderly, the powerless.

How can we come to know God when our focus is elsewhere, on  success, influence, and power? I increasingly believe that our faithfulness will depend on our willingness to go where there is brokenness, loneliness, and human  need.

I realize that the only way for us to stay well is to stay close to the small, vulnerable child that lives in our hearts and in every other human being. Often we do not know that the Christ child is within us. When we discover him we can truly rejoice.

 

Sabbatical Journey: The Diary of His Final Year,  Henri J.M. Nouwen.

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