We Are Prone to Construct Our Own Spiritual Events

Many people flock to places and persons who promises intensive experiences of togetherness, cathartic emotions of exhilaration and sweetness, and liberating sensations of rapture and ecstasy.  In our desperate need for fulfillment and our restless search for the experience of divine intimacy, we are all to prone to construct our own spiritual events.

– Henri Nouwen

as quoted by Brennan Manning, The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus, HarperOne, copyright 2005, page 72