I sometimes feel like a thief. As if I’m stealing other people‘s brilliant ideas to make me look smart. In reality I’m just dealing great ideas so you can become spiritually smart. The house of Henri Nouwen should keep their doors locked. For it’s in there resides a treasury worth more than gold. And it is just sitting there hidding in plain sight.
This is what i nabbed today:
Often we are preoccupied with the question "How can we be witnesses in the Name of Jesus? What are we supposed to say or do to make people accept the love that God offers them?" These questions are expressions more of our fear than of our love. Jesus shows us the way of being witnesses. He was so full of God's love, so connected with God's will, so burning with zeal for God's Kingdom, that he couldn't do other than witness. Wherever he went and whomever he met, a power went out from him that healed everyone who touched him. (See Luke 6:19.)
If we want to be witnesses like Jesus, our only concern should be to be as alive with the love of God as Jesus was.
While it might seem like I am inviting you to break a holy Commandment, I’m not inviting you to steal as much as I’m inviting you to take whatever you want. Its God’s love. It’s yours. It’s mine. It’s for us all to share and give away.
Nouwen, Henri. Bread for the Journey, Harper: New York, 1996. August 10, 2018.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”