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Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Friendship and love are impossible without a mutual vulnerability.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “If you are not able to be silent, you will not be able to speak well.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their “right” place.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I am deeply convince that the necessity of prayer, and to pray unceasingly, is not as much based on our desire for God as on God’s desire for us. It is God’s passionate pursuit of us that calls us to prayer.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I often wonder if my knowledge about God has not become my greatest stumbling block to my knowledge of God.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The spiritual life is a life beyond moods. It is a life in which we choose joy and do not allow ourselves to become victims of passing feelings of happiness or depression.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Keep a space where God can let something totally new take place.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “To be baptized means to make the passage with the people of Israel and with Jesus from slavery to freedom and from death to new life. It is a commitment to a life in and through Jesus.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Once you are in communion with God, you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear other people in whom God has also found a dwelling place.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When we break bread and give it to each other, fear vanishes and God becomes very close.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The soul of the artist cannot remain hidden.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Forgiveness changes the way we remember.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “We cannot make it rain but we can see to it that the rain falls on prepared soil.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Who can take away suffering without entering it?”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Resentment and gratitude cannot coexist, since resentment blocks the perception and experience of life as a gift. My resentment tells me that I don’t receive what I deserve. It always manifests itself in envy.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Where true inner freedom is, there is God. And where God is, there we want to be.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The spiritual life is not a life before, after, or beyond our everyday existence. No, the spiritual life can only be real when it is lived in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “We need to be angels for each other, to give each other strength and consolation. Because only when we fully realize that the cup of life is not only a cup of sorrow but also a cup of joy will we be able to drink it.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Joy and laughter are the gifts of living in the presence of God and trusting that tomorrow is not worth worrying about.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The friend who cares makes it clear that whatever happens in the external world, being present to each other is what really matters. In fact, it matters more than pain, illness, or even death.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The mystery of ministry is that we have been chosen to make our own limited and very conditional love the gateway for the unlimited and unconditional love of God.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Intimacy is not a happy medium. It is a way of being in which the tension between distance and closeness is dissolved and a new horizon appears. Intimacy is beyond fear.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Lifting our cup means sharing our life so we can celebrate it. When we truly believe we are called to lay down our lives for our friends, we must dare to take the risk to let others know what we are living.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “It’s an incredible mystery of God’s love that the more you know how deeply you are loved, the more you will see how deeply your sisters and your brothers in the human family are loved.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Your heart is greater than your wounds.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Is my growing old making me any closer to Christ? Am I only getting older or am I getting more godly?”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not minister if you are in communion with God and live in community.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “By giving words to these intimate experiences I can make my life available to others.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The beginning and the end of all Christian leadership is to give your life for others.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When you have loved deeply, that love can grow even stronger after the death of the person you love. That is the core message of Jesus.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Joy is based on the spiritual knowledge that, while the world in which we live is shrouded in darkness, God has overcome the world.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I have always been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted; then I realized that the interruptions were my work.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The world is evil only when you become its slave.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Every time you reject yourself, you idealize others.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “This brief lifetime is my opportunity to receive love, deepen love, grow in love, and give love.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “You are the heir to the Kingdom. Prosperity is your birth right and you hold the key to more abundance in every area of your life then you can possibly imagine.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Discipline in the spiritual life is the concentrated effort to create the space and time where God can become our master and where we can respond freely to God’s guidance.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “A life without a lonely place, that is, without a quiet center, becomes destructive.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Living a spiritual life requires a change of heart, a conversion. Such a conversion may be marked by a sudden inner change, or it can take place through a long, quiet process of transformation. But it always involves an inner experience of oneness.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Prayer is the breath of your life which gives you the freedom to go and stay where you wish and to find the many signs which point out the way to a new land.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “We need to remind each other that the cup of sorrow is also the cup of joy, that precisely what causes us sadness can become the fertile ground for gladness.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Once we deeply trust that we ourselves are precious in God’s eyes, we are able to recognize the preciousness of others and their unique places in God’s heart.”
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