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Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I’ve had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I’d rather not talk about it, because it’s over. But depression is real.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Every time there are losses, there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The church is not an institution forcing us to follow rules but a community inviting us to still our hunger and thirst at its table.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When we keep claiming the light, we will find ourselves becoming more and more radiant.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The world is waiting for new saints, ecstatic men and women who are so deeply rooted in the love of God that they are free to imagine a new international order.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “A prayerful life is not a life in which we say many prayers, but a life in which nothing, absolutely nothing, is done, said, or understood independently of him who is the origin and purpose of our existence.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Community is the fruit of our capacity to make the interests of others more important than our own.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Jesus didn’t say, ‘Blessed are those who care for the poor.’ He said, ‘Blessed are we where we are poor, where we are broken.’ It is there that God loves us deeply and pulls us into deeper communion with himself.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Life is not a possession to be defended, but a gift to be shared.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The joy that compassion brings is one of the best-kept secrets of humanity. It is a secret known only to a very few people, a secret that has to be rediscovered over and over again.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The difference between rich and poor is not that the rich sin is more than the poor, that the rich find it easier to call sin a virtue.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The leaders of the future will be those who dare to claim their irrelevance in the contemporary world as a divine vocation...”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Our society is so fragmented, our family lives so sundered by physical and emotional distance, our friendships so sporadic, our intimacies so ‘in-between’ things and often so utilitarian, that there are few places where we can feel truly safe.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “What once seemed such a curse has become a blessing. All the agony that threatened to destroy my life now seems like the fertile ground for greater trust, stronger hope, and deeper love.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “In their poverty, the mentally handicapped reveal God to us and hold us close to the gospel.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The fruits of your labors may be reaped two generations from now. Trust, even when you don’t see the results.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Let’s not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see in it the guiding hand of a loving God.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Good families always ritualize the table. You can say, “This is a Christmas meal; this is a birthday meal.””
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Solitude is the place where we can connect with profound bonds that are deeper than the emergency bonds of fear and anger.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “People with handicaps teach me that being is more important than doing, the heart is more important than the mind, and caring together is better than caring alone.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I am learning that the best cure for hypocrisy is community. Hypocrisy is not so much the result of not living what I preach but much more of not confessing my inability to fully live up to my own words.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Asking people for money is giving them the opportunity to put their resources at the disposal of the Kingdom.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “In solitude we become aware that we were together before we came together and that life is not a creation of our will but rather an obedient response to the reality of our being united.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Our first responsibility in the midst of violence is to prevent it from destroying us.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The great teachers are always those who can live the tension. They are not criticizing everybody, they’re not complaining. They give young people a vision.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The tragedy of our lives is that, while we suffer from the wounds afflicted on us by those who love us, we cannot avoid wounding those we want to love.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Solitude is an essential element for the spiritual health of a child. If we only stimulate our children – keep them busy with endless stories with no space to be alone – that’s not good.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “To be a Christian who is willing to travel with Christ on his downward road requires being willing to detach oneself constantly from any need to be relevant, and to trust ever more deeply the Word of God.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “It is freeing to become aware that we do not have to be victims of our past and can learn new ways of responding. Forgiveness is love practiced among people who love poorly. It sets us free without wanting anything in return.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Remember, you are held safe. You are loved. You are protected. You are in communion with God and with those whom God has sent you. What is of God will last. It belongs to the eternal life. Choose it, and it will be yours.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Community always calls us back to solitude, and solitude always calls us to community. Community and solitude, both, are essential elements of ministry and witnessing.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “As long as we relate to the trees, the rivers, the mountains, the fields and the oceans as properties which we can manipulate according to our real or fabricated needs, nature remains opaque, and does not reveal to us its true being.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Each individual human being can claim the Spirit of Jesus as the guiding spirit of his or her life. In that Spirit we can speak and act freely and confidently with the knowledge that the same Spirit that inspired Jesus is inspiring us.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The real mystery of marriage is not that husband and wife love each other so much that they can recognize God in each other’s lives, but more because God loves them so much that they can discover each other more and more as living reminder’s of God’s presence.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “You are a Christian only so long as you constantly pose critical questions to the society you live in, so long as you stay unsatisfied with the status quo, and keep saying that a new world is yet to come.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When we have sold our identity to the judges of this world, we are bound to become restless, because of a growing need for affirmation and praise.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Ministers are powerless people who have nothing to boast of except their weaknesses. But when the Lord whom they serve fills them with His blessing they will move mountains and change the hearts of people wherever they go.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The real enemies of our life are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs.’ They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future. But real life takes place in the here and now.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Just as words lose their power when they are not born out of silence, so openness loses its meaning when there is no ability to be closed.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “In solitude we realize that nothing human is alien to us.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The crisis of our prayer life is that our minds may be filled with ideas of God while our hearts remain far from him.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The journey from teaching about love to allowing myself to be loved proved much longer than I realised.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Hiddenness is the place of purification. In hiddenness we find our true selves.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “To live in the present, we must deeply believe that what is most important is in the here and now.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I still believe that the university is a place where people can develop their minds and learn skills, but also they can develop their personalities and their spiritual life.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I was forced to enter the basement of my soul and look directly at what was hidden there, and to choose, in the face of it all, not death but life.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Not being welcome is your greatest fear. It connects with your birth fear, your fear of not being welcome in this life, and your death fear, your fear of not being welcome in the life after this. It is the deep-seated fear that it would have been better if you had not lived.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Every time we decide to be grateful it will be easier to see new things to be grateful for. Gratitude begets gratitude, just as love begets love.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The resistance to praying is like the resistance of tightly clenched fists. This image shows a tension, a desire to cling tightly to yourself, a greediness which betrays fear.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I am less likely to deny my suffering when I learn how God uses it to mold me and draw me closer to him. I will be less likely to see my pains as interruptions to my plans and more able to see them as the means for God to make me ready to receive him. I let Christ live near my hurts and distractions.”
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