After firmly holding the cups of our lives and lifting them up as signs of hope for others, we have to drink them. Drinking our cups means fully appropriating and interiorizing what each of has acknowledged as our life, with all its unique sorrows and joys.
How do we drink our cups? We drink them as we listen in silence to the truth of our lives, as we speak in trust with friends about ways we want to grow, and as we act in deeds of service. Drinking our cups is following freely and courageously God's call and staying faithfully on the path that is ours. Thus our life cups become the cups of salvation. When we have emptied them to the bottom, God will fill them with "water" for eternal life.
Read Bread for the Journey The popular Nouwen book upon which our 'Daily Meditation' eLetter is based.
Again, I find so many pearls of wisdom that stay with me as I read pieces of Henri Nouwen's writings. I hope I make you all want to read him if I have not yet:-)