Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nouwen says, "The real pain is the pain that i find in God who allowed all of earth's suffering to enter into his divine intimacy. The experience of God's presence is not void of pain. But the pain is so deep that you do not want to miss it since it is in this pain that the joy of God's presence can be tasted."

Today, my heart feels heavy and full.
Today, Africa is on my mind.
Today, I remember what a refugee camp really feels like, the smell, the dirt, the permanently homeless, the hopeless gaze of empty eyes.

I read the news on somalia today - half a country made homeless - who is sufficient for them?