Living as the Beloved (Or How Nouwen Reminded Me of A Great Truth)

 Life of the Beloved is a book by the Catholic priest, Henri J.M. Nouwen. Nouwen spent time living and serving in a community that helped people with extreme mental and physical handicaps called L’Arche. Before that, however, he taught at Yale Divinity School; it was here that he struck up a friendship with a reporter … More Living as the Beloved (Or How Nouwen Reminded Me of A Great Truth)

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In the life of faith, we undergo the painful experience of losing what we want in order to find what God would instead offer. We lose the old way of doing things to find a new way. The experience of losing to God is one that ultimately brings joy. From Grace in Addiction: The Good News … More Step 3

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid

The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created … More Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid