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Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “What is forgotten cannot be healed, and that which cannot be healed easily becomes the cause of greater evil.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The art of living is to enjoy what we can see and not complain about what remains in the dark.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I witness many signs of hope. I don’t have to wait until all is well, but I can celebrate every little hint of the Kingdom that is at hand.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The more we touch the intimate love of God which creates, sustains, and guides us, the more we recognize the multitude of fruits that come forth from that love.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When we approach fundraising in a spirit of gratitude, our confidence in our mission does not depend on how the person we are with responds to our request! We are free to remain secure in God’s love with our hearts set joyfully on the kingdom.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The university has become a place that prepares you for the fights in the world.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “We are not what we do, we are not what we have, we are not what others think of us. Coming home is claiming the truth. I am the beloved child of a loving creator.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Emit gratitude as though it was done.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Prayer is not what is done by us, but rather what is done by the Holy Spirit in us.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The mystery of one man is too immense and too profound to be explained by another man.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Although I am a committed Catholic priest, and nowhere hide that fact, my focus is very much a spiritual journey.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The evangelical movement has become just a bit victimized by a success-oriented culture, wanting the church – like the corporation – to be successful.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Too many of us are lonely ministers practicing a lonely ministry.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “There is nothing so important in the family as the sacred quality of the meal.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Do not tell everyone your story. You will only end up feeling more rejected. People cannot give you what you long for in your heart. The more you expect from people’s response to your experience of abandonment, the more you will feel exposed to ridicule. You have to close yourself to the outside world so you can enter your own heart and the heart of God through your pain. God will send to you the people with whom you can share your anguish, who can lead you closer to the true source of love.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “A spiritual life without discipline is impossible. Discipline is the other side of discipleship. The practice of a spiritual discipline makes us more sensitive to the small, gentle voice of God.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “In 1970 I felt so lonely that I could not give; now I feel so joyful that giving seems easy. I hope that the day will come when the memory of my present joy will give me the strength to keep giving even when loneliness gnaws at my heart.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “We have to keep asking ourselves: ‘What does it all mean? What is God trying to tell us? How are we called to live in the midst of all this?’ Without such questions our lives become numb and flat.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The people who most affected me were the ones who got right in there with me, who cried with me, but who also had a certain authority, who dared to say what needed saying.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “People who pray stand receptive before the world. They no longer grab but caress, they no longer bite but kiss, they no longer examine but admire.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “It is very hard to stay in touch with our true identity because those who want our money, our time, and our energy profit more from our insecurity and fears than from our inner freedom.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I really believe that what we finally want is to know God, as God has come to be known through Jesus. Knowledge is knowledge of the heart – the Spirit – I would say. It is the Spirit in us who reveals God.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Precisely where I feel my poverty is where I discover God’s blessing.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “To console does not mean to take away the pain but rather to be there and say, “You are not alone, I am with you. Together.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “In our production-oriented society, being busy, having an occupation, has become one of the main ways, if not the main way, of identifying ourselves. Without an occupation, not just our economic security but our very identity is endangered.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When we have nothing to cling to as our own and cease thinking of ourselves as people who must defend privileges, we can open ourselves freely to others with the faithful expectation that our strength will manifest itself in our shared weakness.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Often we come home from a sharing session with a feeling that something precious has been taken away from us or that holy ground has been trodden upon.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The way of the Christian leader is not the way of upward mobility in which our world has invested so much, but the way of downward mobility ending on the cross.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The leap of faith always means loving without expecting to be loved in return, giving without wanting to receive, inviting without hoping to be invited, holding without asking to be held.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives – the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections – that requires hard spiritual work.”
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 that allows them to enter into a deep solidarity with the anguish underlying all the glitter of success, and to bring the light of Jesus there.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Television is obviously an enormous intruder. Quite often people say they have no time, but in fact they waste a lot of time on things that are not healthy.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The Father’s love does not force itself on the beloved.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Reading with children is an enormous gift to them. It’s a great honor to invite children to read with adults.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Exhaustion, burnout, and depression are not signs that you are doing God’s will. God is gentle and loving. God desires to give you a deep sense of safety in God’s love. Once you have allowed yourself to experience that love fully, you will be better able to discern who you are being sent to in God’s name.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “I can only be healed from above, from where God reaches down. What is impossible for me is possible for God. “With God, everything is possible.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Without trust, I cannot let myself be found. Trust is that deep inner conviction that the Father wants me home. As long as I doubt that I am worth finding and put myself down as less loved than my younger brothers and sisters, I cannot be found. I have to keep saying to myself, “God is looking for you. He will go anywhere to find you. He loves you, he wants you home, he cannot rest unless he has you with him.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When we are spiritually deaf, we are not aware that anything important is happening in our lives. We keep running away from the present moment, and we try to create experiences that make our lives worthwhile. So we fill up our time to avoid the emptiness we otherwise would feel.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When I could no longer cling to my normal supports I discovered that true support and real safety lie far beyond the structures of our world.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consistently to remove the obstacles that prevent the spirit from entering.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “If I were to let my life be taken over by what is urgent, I might very well never get around to what is essential.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Ministry is a very confronting service. It does not allow people to live with illusions of immortality and wholeness. It keeps reminding others that they are mortal and broken, but also that with the recognition of this condition, liberation starts.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Spiritual greatness has nothing to do with being greater than others. It has everything to do with being as great as each of us can be. True sanctity is precisely drinking our own cup and trusting that by thus fully claiming our own, irreplaceable journey, we can become a source of hope for many.”
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. Our lives are filled with examples which tell us that leadership asks for understanding and that understanding requires sharing.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When you can look into the face of another human being and you have enough light in you to recognize your brother or you sister. Until then it is night, and darkness is still with us.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “God should be sought, but we cannot find God. We can only be found by him.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Our inclination is to show our Lord only what we feel comfortable with. But the more we dare to reveal our whole trembling self to him, the more we will be able to sense that his love, which is perfect love, casts out all our fears.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “When love chooses, it chooses with a perfect sensitivity for the unique beauty of the chosen one, and it chooses without making anyone else feel excluded.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Getting answers to my questions is not the goal of the spiritual life. Living in the presence of God is the greater call.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen Quote: “Unlike a fairy tale, the parable provides no happy ending. Instead, it leaves us face to face with one of life’s hardest spiritual choices: to trust or not to trust in God’s all-forgiving love.”
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