Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sit Still For This One

"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares."~Henri Nouwen

Some days there is nothing that can be changed about circumstances. Some days there is no new goal that can be chosen, no new strategy to implement, no new hope to be breathed into a situation. Some days it just is what it is . . . hard.

On those days there is no substitute for a friend that just listens. A friend that sits right there with you, pats your knee, and says, "I'm here for you". Too often we rush to the latest Dr. Phil book for advice - when perhaps just being still with a friend in trouble is the best help of all.

Be still with someone who needs you today.