Reflection 4.8.19

04/08/2019

Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all of us love poorly. We do not even know what we are doing when we hurt others. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour–unceasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.

~Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Only Necessary Thing


Reflection 4.5.19

04/05/2019

Silence is the furnace of transformation.

~Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Way of the Heart


Reflection 3.26.19

03/26/2019


Reflection 3.15.19

03/15/2019

Healing begins not where our pain is taken away, but where it can be shared and seen as part of a larger pain.


~Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Only Necessary Thing


Reflection 2.6.19

02/06/2019

To pray means to stop expecting from God the same small-mindedness which you discover in yourself. To pray is to walk in the full light of God and to say simply, without holding back, “I am human and you are God.”

A human being is not someone who once in a while makes a mistake, and God is not someone who now and then forgives. No! Human beings are sinners and God is love.

~Henri J. M. Nouwen, With Open Hands


Reflection 9.10.18

09/10/2018

Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all of us love poorly. We do not even know what we are doing when we hurt others. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour–unceasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.


~Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Only Necessary Thing


Reflection 8.29.18

08/29/2018

Silence is the furnace of transformation.

~Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Way of the Heart