Tag Archives: Henri Nouwen

From My Reading

“Through compassion it is possible to recognize that the craving for love that people feel resides also in our own hearts, that the cruelty that the world knows all too well is also rooted in our own impulses. Through compassion … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

“We tend to run around trying to solve the problems of our world while anxiously avoiding confrontation with that reality wherein our problems find their deepest roots: our own selves. In many ways we are like the busy executive who … Continue reading

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From My Reading – August

“Trevor Hudson shared about seeing a neighbor moving bricks in his driveway. Being Trevor’s only day off, he hoped the neighbor would decline his polite offer to help. Instead, Trevor went home four hours and many bricks later. That Sunday … Continue reading

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From My Reading – May

“Contemplation helps us discern what is truly important in the largest, most spacious frame of reality and to know what is ours to do in the face of “evil” and injustice. Richard Rohr, Daily Meditation, January 18, 2020) . . … Continue reading

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From My Reading – February

“The root choice is to trust at all times that God is with you and will give you what you most need. . . . God says to you, “I love you. I am with you. I want to see … Continue reading

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From My Reading – January

“Our own happiness, our own peace, can never be complete until we find some way of sharing it with people who the way things are now have no happiness and know no peace. Jesus calls us to show this truth … Continue reading

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A Smaller Life

“Today, at age 76 — as I weather the autumn of my own life — I find nature a trustworthy guide. It’s easy to fixate on everything that goes to ground as time goes by: the disintegration of a relationship, … Continue reading

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From My Reading – November

“All the great saints in history about whom I have read have been people who were so passionately in love with God that they were completely free to love other people in a deep, affective way, without any strings attached. True … Continue reading

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