I am so afraid to open my clenched fists!
Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to?
Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands?
Please help me to gradually open my hands
and to discover that I am not what I own,
but what you want to give me.
And what you want to give me is love —
Everlasting, unconditional love.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen, from “With Open Hands.”
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