a heart broken

Posted on April 21, 2012

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God breaks the heart

again and again and again

until it stays

OPEN.

(Hazrat Inayat Kahn, Sufi Master)

“Whether we try to enter into a dislocated world, relate to a convulsive generation, or speak to a dying man, our service will not be perceived as authentic unless it comes from a heart wounded by the suffering about which we speak.” (Henri Nouwen in “The Wounded Healer”) .

“The holiest thing we have to offer the world is a broken-open heart, emptied of fear and vengeance, filled with forgiveness and a willingness to take the risks of love.” (Parker Palmer, The Politics of the Brokenhearted)

Next, Chapter 1: THROUGH THE FACADE

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