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This Week with Henri Nouwen

“When we enter into solitude to be with God alone, we quickly discover how dependent we are. Without the many distractions of our daily lives, we feel anxious and tense. When nobody speaks to us, calls on us, or needs our help, we start feeling like nobodies. Then we begin wondering whether we are useful, valuable, and significant. Our tendency is to leave this fearful solitude quickly and get busy again to reassure ourselves that we are “somebodies.” But that is a temptation, because what makes us somebodies is not other people’s responses to us but God’s eternal love for us.

To claim the truth of ourselves we have to cling to our God in solitude as to the One who makes us who we are.” – Henri Nouwen


One Response to This Week with Henri Nouwen

  1. Are says:

    This is going to sound silly but this reminds me of the OT verse about us clinging to God and it’s like having undergarments without good elastic & how useless they are when we don’t cling to the good stuff..OUR God!! If that makes sence…I’m sure you know the verse Have a great day!! :)

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