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Henri Nouwen Quotes: My whole life I have been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I discovered that my interruptions were my work.
         

My whole life I have been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I discovered that my interruptions were my work.


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O Lord, make this Lenten season different from the other ones. Let me find you again. Amen.



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Those who keep speaking about the sun while walking under a cloudy sky are messengers of hope, the true saints of our day.



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