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Which person in our lives means the most to us

I love Henri Nouwen’s writing and story. Passion and (com) passion share a common root. There is a certain amount of suffering we have to endure to find (com) passion. It is nice to have people share that journey with us without saying a word and offering advice.

Dr Bill Wooten

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” ~ Henri Nouwen

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

4 responses »

  1. The pictures says it all!

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  2. Very true, Ivon. The language, when broken down, reveals the process: “to suffer” + “with.”

    Reply

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