Transparency Of Time


“Time needs to be converted from chronos to kairos – and opportunity for a change of heart. The spiritual life is a formation process in which time slowly loses its opaqueness and becomes transparent. To start seeing that the many events of our day, week, or year are not obstacles to a full and meaningful life, but the way to it, is a real experience of conversion. Once we discover that writing letters, attending classes, visiting friends, cooking food, and even doing the dishes are not a series of random activities but contain within themselves the transforming power of recreation, we move from time lived as chronos to time lived as kairos.”

~ Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Formation

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