The spiritual life is not a life then and there, but a life here and now. It is a life in which the spirit of God is revealed in the ordinary encounters of every day. In this book of meditations, Henri Nouwen shows in a personal and insightful way that God is much closer to us than we usually realize.
Henri Nouwen writes about the joy in the midst of our sorrows, about the gains and losses of friendship and family, about the hardships and rewards of prayer, about forgiveness and compassion, discipleship and discipline, and the lifelong process of conversion.
He looks with a smile and a tear at the day-to-day events of our lives and discovers there are places where God chooses to dwell and call us.