Today I am reading The Wounded Healer for a Pastoral Counseling class that I am taking. Nouwen is always great – I have been deeply impacted by much of his writing. I came across a great quote on hope today that I couldn’t agree more with. He writes,

“Hope prevents us from clinging to what we have and frees us to move away from the safe place and enter unknown and fearful territory… It is an act of discipleship in which we follow the hard road of Christ, who entered death with nothing but bare hope.”

I hope this quote inspires you to move more into the unknown and uncertain, being certain that we have a God who loves us and calls us His children.