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Broken things

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Love seeks

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Greed

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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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Underestimate

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Love Isn’t

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Let Go

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Life and Love

In my own community, it is much easier for handicapped people to accept the inability to speak, walk, or feed oneself than it is to accept the inability to be of special value to another person.

We human beings can suffer immense deprivations with great steadfastness, but when we sense that we no longer have anything to offer to anyone, we quickly lose our grip on life.

Instinctively we know that the joy of life comes from the ways in which we live together and that the pain of life comes from the many ways we fail to do that well.

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