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This Week with Henri Nouwen – The Task of Reconciliation

What is our task in this world as children of God and brothers and sisters of Jesus? Our task is reconciliation. Wherever we go we see divisions among people – in families, communities, cities, countries, and continents. All these divisions are tragic reflections of our separation from God. The truth that all people belong together as members of one family under God is seldom visible. Our sacred task is to reveal that truth in the reality of everyday life.

Why is that our task? Because God sent Christ to reconcile us with God and to give us the task of reconciling people with one another. As people reconcile with God through Christ we have been given the ministry of reconciliation” (see: 2 Corinthians 5:18). So whatever we do the main question is, Does it lead to reconciliation among people? – Henri Nouwen

3 Responses to This Week with Henri Nouwen – The Task of Reconciliation

  1. John Santic says:

    Ahh, one of the most pleasant and beautiful Nouwen reflections. So true is that about who we are (or ought) to be as Christians.

  2. JR Woodward says:


    Hey man. Nouwen is great huh? I just got back from Hong Kong and am getting back in the swing of things. I noticed that you are posting again. I’m exicted. That means I have some good reading to catch up on. Peace.

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