Tag Archives: Henri Nouwen

From My Reading

“Our sociology is predictably derived from, legitimated by, and reflective of our theology. And if we gather around a static god of order who only guards the interests of the “haves,” oppression cannot be far behind. Conversely, if a God … Continue reading

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“Detachment is often understood as letting loose of what is attractive. But it sometimes also requires letting go of what is repulsive. You can indeed become attached to dark forces such as resentment and hatred. As long as you seek … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“You cannot make God love you any less, either—not an ounce less. Do the most terrible thing and God wouldn’t love you less. You cannot change the Divine mind about you! The flow is constant, total, and 100 percent toward … Continue reading

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Living the Jesus Way

“If something comes toward you with grace and can pass through you and toward others with grace, you can trust it as the voice of God . . . .  If a voice comes from accusation and leads to accusation, … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day (1897–1980) was fond of citing Catherine [of Sienna’s] inspiration in her own reflections, often writing “All the way to heaven is heaven.”  I’d also add “It’s hell all the way to hell.” You’re choosing your … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

GOD IN THE WILDERNESS I have been soaking in this quote by Henri Nouwen: “God is not just our good inclinations, our fervor, our generosity, or our love.  All such experiences of the heart may remind us of God’s presence, … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Though the light has come into the world people have preferred darkness to light because their deeds were evil. And indeed, everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids it, to prevent his actions from being shown up; but … Continue reading

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“I so much want you to be with me. I so much want you to be close to me. I know all your thoughts. I hear all your words. I see all your actions. And I love you because you … Continue reading

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