Daily Lectio Divina: Nouwen on Solitude and Nothingness

Episode 132

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Solitude.

In solitude I get rid of my scaffolding: no friends to talk with, no telephone calls to make, no meetings to attend, no music to entertain, no books to distract, just me–naked, vulnerable, weak, sinful, deprived, broken–nothing….The wisdom of the desert is that the confrontation with our own frightening nothingness forces us to surrender ourselves totally and unconditionally to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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