Friend / Amigo

When we honestly ask ourselves which people in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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Cuando nos preguntamos honestamente, qué personas en nuestra vidas significan algo, encontramos a menudo que no son las que nos dan consejos, soluciones o remedios, sino las que han elegido compartir nuestro dolor y tocan nuestras heridas con una mano cálida y blanda. El amigo que está en silencio con nosotros, en un momento de desesperanza o desconcierto, que puede quedarse con nosotros en un momento de dolor y duelo, que puede tolerar no saber, no sanar, no curar y enfrentar con nosotros la realidad de nuestra impotencia, ése es el amigo que realmente nos quiere.

― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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