To honor this achievement, it only seems fitting to do so by honoring the one person who has sparked a lot of my thinking, the late, great Belgian priest and author Henri Nouwen who gives us this prayer:
Speak gently in my silence.
When the loud outer noises of my surroundings
and the loud inner noises of my fears
keep pulling me away from you,
help me to trust that you are still there
even when I am unable to hear you.
Give me ears to listen to your small, soft voice saying:
“Come to me, you who are overburdened,
and I will give you rest . . .for I am gentle and humble of heart.”
Let that loving voice be my guide.