by Terry Long
This came into my email-box today. Every morning I have a fresh meditation from Henri Nouwen to read and I look forward to starting my day with them. Why not consider subscribing to get a daily, meaningful meditation sent to yourself? I know you will be blessed.
There is much emphasis on notoriety and fame in our society. Our newspapers and television keep giving us the message: What counts is to be known, praised, and admired, whether you are a writer, an actor, a musician, or a politician.
Still, real greatness is often hidden, humble, simple, and unobtrusive. It is not easy to trust ourselves and our actions without public affirmation. We must have strong self-confidence combined with deep humility. Some of the greatest works of art and the most important works of peace were created by people who had no need for the limelight. They knew that what they were doing was their call, and they did it with great patience, perseverance, and love.
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