Choices To Be Made

You find yourself disillusioned with the irrevocable personal losses: your health, your lover, your job, your hope, your dream. Your whole life is filled with losses, endless losses. And every time there are losses there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression, and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper. The question is not how to avoid loss and make it not happen, but how to choose it as a passage, as an exodus to greater life and freedom.
— Henri Nouwen

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2 Comments on “Choices To Be Made”

  1. Chad Says:

    If you can’t find joy in the falling rain, then your life has much less joy and still the same amount of rain.

  2. Kathryn Says:

    Indeed, Chad!