Henri Nouwen Quote – To whom do we belong?

To whom do we belong? This is the core question of the spiritual life. Do we belong to the world, its worries, its people and its endless chain of urgencies and emergencies, or do we belong to God and God’s people? This question is not too difficult to answer. Our milieu – the persons and events we talk and agonize about, rejoice in and give thanks for – reveals to whom most of us belong. The tragedy is that for most of us this milieu is far from the Divine milieu.

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