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This Week with Henri Nouwen

“Waiting is essential to the spiritual life.  But waiting as a disciple of Jesus is not an empty waiting.  It is a waiting with a promise in our hearts that makes already present what we are waiting for.  We wait during Advent for the birth of Jesus.  We wait after Easter for the coming of the Spirit, and after the ascension of Jesus we wait for his coming again in glory.  We are always waiting, but it is a waiting in the conviction that we have already seen God’s footsteps.

Waiting for God is an active, alert – yes, joyful – waiting.  As we wait we remember him for whom we are waiting, and as we remember him we create a community ready to welcome him when he comes.” – Henri Nouwen


2 Responses to This Week with Henri Nouwen

  1. Love Brother Henri and love that you have a weekly post just on his writings.
    The perfect health tonic to strengthen our immune systems from the disease of individualism, pluralism and relativism that manifests itself as hyper-consumerism in our debt-laden western world.

  2. JR Woodward says:

    Good word. Glad you like our brother Nouwen as much as me. Peace.

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