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This Week with Henri Nouwen

Van Gogh“The opposite of a scarcity mentality is an abundancy mentality.  With an abundancy mentality we say:  “There is enough for everyone, more than enough:  food, knowledge, love … everything.”  With this mind-set we give away whatever we have, to whomever we meet.  When we see hungry people we give them food.  When we meet ignorant people we share our knowledge; when we encounter people in need of love, we offer them friendship and affection and hospitality and introduce them to our family and friends.

When we live with this mind-set, we will see the miracle that what we give away multiplies:  food, knowledge, love … everything.  There will even be many leftovers.” – Henri Nouwen


One Response to This Week with Henri Nouwen

  1. Arlene says:

    This is refreshing….In college I remember a story of someone going to a well in the dessert and in order to get the well pump to work you had to give all the water in the little container….then the pump would work for the water you wanted….but you also had to fill the contailer for the next person…I can’t remember the story very well …anyhow, it implied the same thing as above….thanks(tanks) for sharing…it’s refreshing that with God we can never out give Him…He will always be available to full up our tank

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