fulfilling your needs

“No one person can fulfill all your needs. You have to move gradually from crying outward – crying out for people who you think can fulfill your needs – to crying inward to the place where you can let yourself be held and carried by God, who has become incarnate in the humanity of those who love you in community.” – Henri Nouwen

(Source: Philip Yancey’s book Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church, p.307)