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This Week with Henri Nouwen

“Nobody escapes being wounded.  We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.   The main question is not “How can we hide our wounds?” so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but “How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?”  When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers.

Jesus is God’s wounded healer: through his wounds we are healed.  Jesus’ suffering and death brought joy and life.  His humiliation brought glory; his rejection brought a community of love.  As followers of Jesus we can also allow our wounds to bring healing to others.” - Henri Nouwen


3 Responses to This Week with Henri Nouwen

  1. Katherine says:

    What camera did you use to do your time-lapse photography? The video is amazing!

  2. JR Slocum says:

    How can we put our woundedness in the service of others? Is this an example?Who has to submit daily to an authority who is not following God? Who finds it difficult to respond like Christ and not like an abusive leader? I believe Christ heals us – teaches us forgiveness. Also, regardless of whether the authority is submitting to God, will lead us through those in authority. As I respond like Christ, will this serve others? Or is the truth about Authority being Divinely appointed the service here?

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