These words penned by Henri Nouwen are eternally profitable:
The great danger of the turmoil of the end-time in which we live is losing our
souls. Losing our souls means losing touch with our center, our true call in
life, our mission, our spiritual task. Losing our soul means becoming so
distracted by and preoccupied with all that is happening around us that we end
up fragmented, confused, and erratic. Jesus is very aware of that danger. He
says: "Take care not to be deceived, because many will come using my name and
saying, 'I am the one' and 'The time is near at hand' Refuse to join them"
In the midst of anxious times there are many false prophets,
promising all sorts of "salvations." It is important that we be faithful
disciples of Jesus, never losing touch with our true spiritual selves.