Sounding Through


“The word person comes from the Old French personare, which means “sounding through.” Our spiritual task is to resist the temptation to box our fellow human beings into figures and characters, and to see them rather as persons who “sound through” to a greater reality than they themselves fully know. As persons we sound through a love greater than we ourselves can grasp, a truth deeper than we ourselves an articulate, and a beauty richer than we ourselves can contain.”

~ Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Formation


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