Divine Embrace

“How can we not lose our souls when everything and everybody pulls us in different directions? How can we ‘keep it together’ when we are constantly being torn apart? Jesus says, ‘Not a hair of your head will be lost. Your perseverance will win you your lives’ (Luke 21:18–19). We can only survive our world when we trust that God knows us more intimately than we know ourselves. We can only keep it together when we believe that God holds us together. We can only win our lives when we remain faithful to the truth that every little part of us, yes, every hair, is completely safe in the divine embrace of our Lord. To say it differently: when we keep living a spiritual life, we have nothing to be afraid of.” ~Fr. Henri J.M. Nouwen