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Broken things

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Love seeks

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Greed

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Times like these

“I’m just sharing this because there is constant hate, mistrust, and division in the world we live in today…”

“We still have so far to go, but I promise you small acts of kindness like this are what’s going to rebuild trust and faith in our communities.”

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Push Aside

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Catch Me

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The Door

When we enter into the household of God, we come to realize that the fragmentation of humanity and its agony grow from the false supposition that all human beings have to fight for their right to be appreciated and loved.

In the house of God’s love we come to see with new eyes and hear with new ears, that all people, whatever their race, religion, sex, wealth, intelligence, or background, belong to that same house. God’s house has no dividing walls or closed doors. “I am the door,” Jesus says.

#HenriNouwen

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Loving Life

Self-knowledge and self-love are the fruit of knowing and loving God. You can see better then what is intended by the great commandment to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself.”

Laying our hearts totally open to God leads to a love of ourselves that enables us to give wholehearted love to our fellow human beings. In the seclusion of our hearts we learn to know the hidden presence of God; and with that spiritual knowledge we can lead a loving life.
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Mystery

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Crucial

It seems crucial that you realize deeply that your worth and value does not depend on anyone else. You are a person worth being loved and called to give love. Keep saying to yourself: “I am being loved by an unconditional, unlimited love and that love allows me to be a free.

The more you can come to realize this, the more you will be able to forgive those who have hurt you and love them in their brokenness.

Without a deep feeling of self-respect, you cannot forgive and will always feel anger, resentment, and revenge. Loving one another means forgiving one another over and over again.

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Unplug

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Letting it be

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Darkness

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Questions not Answers

Unless our questions, problems, and concerns are tested and matured in solitude, it is not realistic to expect answers that are really our own. . . .

This is a very difficult task, because in our world we are constantly pulled away from our innermost self and encouraged to look for answers instead of listening to the questions.

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Start Over

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Loneliness as Gift

The Christian way of life does not take away our loneliness; it protects and cherishes it as a precious gift.

Sometimes it seems as if we do everything possible to avoid the painful confrontation with our basic human loneliness, and allow ourselves to be trapped by false gods promising immediate satisfaction and quick relief. But perhaps the painful awareness of loneliness is an invitation to transcend our limitations and look beyond the boundaries of our existence.

The awareness of loneliness might be a gift we must protect and guard, because our loneliness reveals to us an inner emptiness that can be destructive when misunderstood, but filled with promise for those who can tolerate its sweet pain.

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Different Path

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Loneliness

Spoke to my spirit this morning…
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Whenever you feel lonely, you must try to find the source of this feeling. You are inclined either to run away from your loneliness or to dwell in it. When you run away from it, your loneliness does not really diminish; you simply force it out of your mind temporarily. When you start dwelling in it, your feelings only become stronger, and you slip into depression.

The spiritual task is not to escape your loneliness, not to let yourself drown in it, but to find its source. This is not so easy to do, but when you can somehow identify the place from which these feelings emerge, they will lose some of their power over you. This identification is not an intellectual task; it is a task of the heart. With your heart you must search for that place without fear.

This is an important search because it leads you to discern something good about yourself. The pain of your loneliness may be rooted in your deepest vocation. You might find that your loneliness is linked to your call to live completely for God. Thus your loneliness may be revealed to you as the other side of your unique gift. Once you can experience in your innermost being the truth of this, you may find your loneliness not only tolerable but even fruitful. What seemed primarily painful may then become a feeling that, though painful, opens for you the way to an even deeper knowledge of God’s love.

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Underestimate

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Love Isn’t

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Let Go

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