Enough Light for the Next Step

“Often we want to be able to see into the future. We say, “How will next year be for me? Where will I be five or ten years from now?” There are no answers to these questions. Mostly we have just enough light to see the next step: what we have to do in the coming hour or the following day. The art of living is to enjoy what we can see and not complain about what remains in the dark. When we are able to take the next step with the trust that we will have enough light for the step that follows, we can walk through life with joy and be surprised at how far we go. Let’s rejoice in the little light we carry and not ask for the great beam that would take all shadows away.” — Henri Nouwen

Reflect on this quote by Henri Nouwen.

What about his words speaks to you?

Is there anything you find yourself fearful of or complaining about things in your future that remain in the dark?

Is there a next step you need to take right now in any areas of your life?

Dustyrose Belarde