discernment was a daily practice

From “Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life” by Henri Nouwen with Michael J. Christensen and Rebecca J. Laird

For Henri, discernment was a daily practice. In fact, it was a moment-to-moment practice, because he found no model, no pattern for what he felt called to do. He stepped into the unknown like a tightrope walker stepping into nearly thin air or like someone leaping from rock to rock across a stream in an impenetrable cloud. Somehow Jesus, his rock, would always rise up to meet his foot.