Henri Nouwen Quotes

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Henri Nouwen quotes: In God's eyes the most significant is often the most hidden. In God's eyes the most significant is often the most hidden.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Friendship and love are impossible without a mutual vulnerability. Friendship and love are impossible without a mutual vulnerability.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Good families always ritualize the table. You can say, "This is a Christmas meal; this is a birthday meal." Good families always ritualize the table. You can say, "This is a Christmas meal; this is a birthday meal."
Henri Nouwen quotes: Christian community is the place where we keep the flame of hope alive among us and take it seriously so that it can grow and become stronger in us. Christian community is the place where we keep the flame of hope alive among us and take it seriously so that it can grow and become stronger in us.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Reading with children is an enormous gift to them. It's a great honor to invite children to read with adults. Reading with children is an enormous gift to them. It's a great honor to invite children to read with adults.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Do not hesitate to love and to love deeply. Do not hesitate to love and to love deeply.
Henri Nouwen quotes: I trust in you, Lord, but keep helping me in my moments of distrust and doubt. I trust in you, Lord, but keep helping me in my moments of distrust and doubt.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Community is the fruit of our capacity to make the interests of others more important than our own. Community is the fruit of our capacity to make the interests of others more important than our own.
Henri Nouwen quotes: We must ask ourselves how many times others would benefit more from our silence than from our words. We must ask ourselves how many times others would benefit more from our silence than from our words.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Precisely where I feel my poverty is where I discover God's blessing. Precisely where I feel my poverty is where I discover God's blessing.
Henri Nouwen quotes: God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful. God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved. Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Pay attention to the people God puts in your path if you want to discern what God is up to in your life. Pay attention to the people God puts in your path if you want to discern what God is up to in your life.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Prayer is the beginning and the end, the source and the fruit, the core and the content, the basis and the goal of all peacemaking. Prayer is the beginning and the end, the source and the fruit, the core and the content, the basis and the goal of all peacemaking.
Henri Nouwen quotes: I have found it very important ... to let go of my wishes and start hoping. I have found it very important ... to let go of my wishes and start hoping.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Life is just a little opportunity for you during a few years to say to God: 'I love you, too.' Life is just a little opportunity for you during a few years to say to God: 'I love you, too.'
Henri Nouwen quotes: Once you are in communion with God, you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear other people in whom God has also found a dwelling place. Once you are in communion with God, you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear other people in whom God has also found a dwelling place.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Active waiting means present fully to the moment, in the conviction that something is happening where you are and that you want to be present to it. Active waiting means present fully to the moment, in the conviction that something is happening where you are and that you want to be present to it.
Henri Nouwen quotes: This brief lifetime is my opportunity to receive love, deepen love, grow in love, and give love. This brief lifetime is my opportunity to receive love, deepen love, grow in love, and give love.
Henri Nouwen quotes: It is precisely in times of spiritual dryness that we must hold on to our spiritual discipline so that we can grow into new intimacy with God. It is precisely in times of spiritual dryness that we must hold on to our spiritual discipline so that we can grow into new intimacy with God.
Henri Nouwen quotes: I have always felt that if I am very personal and connected with what I myself am living, my writing will transcend ecclesial boundaries. I have always felt that if I am very personal and connected with what I myself am living, my writing will transcend ecclesial boundaries.
Henri Nouwen quotes: To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship. To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.
Henri Nouwen quotes: A happy life is a life for others. A happy life is a life for others.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not minister if you are in communion with God and live in community. Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not minister if you are in communion with God and live in community.
Henri Nouwen quotes: To live in the present, we must deeply believe that what is most important is in the here and now. To live in the present, we must deeply believe that what is most important is in the here and now.
Henri Nouwen quotes: We cannot make it rain but we can see to it that the rain falls on prepared soil. We cannot make it rain but we can see to it that the rain falls on prepared soil.
Henri Nouwen quotes: The real question is: how can I live so that my death will be fruitful for others? The real question is: how can I live so that my death will be fruitful for others?
Henri Nouwen quotes: O Lord, make this Lenten season different from the other ones. Let me find you again. Amen. O Lord, make this Lenten season different from the other ones.
Let me find you again. Amen.
Henri Nouwen quotes: We are all healers who can reach out and offer health, and we are all patients in constant need of help. We are all healers who can reach out and offer health, and we are all patients in constant need of help.
Henri Nouwen quotes: I often wonder if my knowledge about God has not become my greatest stumbling block to my knowledge of God. I often wonder if my knowledge about God has not become my greatest stumbling block to my knowledge of God.
Henri Nouwen quotes: If I were to let my life be taken over by what is urgent, I might very well never get around to what is essential. If I were to let my life be taken over by what is urgent, I might very well never get around to what is essential.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Keep a space where God can let something totally new take place. Keep a space where God can let something totally new take place.
Henri Nouwen quotes: In a strange way the spiritual life isn't "useful" or "successful." But it is meant to be fruitful. And fruitfulness comes out of brokenness. In a strange way the spiritual life isn't "useful" or "successful." But it is meant to be fruitful. And fruitfulness comes out of brokenness.
Henri Nouwen quotes: When you recognize the festive and the still moments as moments of prayer, then you gradually realize that to pray is to live. When you recognize the festive and the still moments as moments of prayer, then you gradually realize that to pray is to live.
Henri Nouwen quotes: The Church is the body of Christ fashioned by baptism & the Eucharist. The Church is the body of Christ fashioned by baptism & the Eucharist.
Henri Nouwen quotes: I feel strongly that the God we meet in solitude is always the God who calls us to community. I feel strongly that the God we meet in solitude is always the God who calls us to community.
Henri Nouwen quotes: The only feelings that do not heal are the ones you hide. The only feelings that do not heal are the ones you hide.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Writing is not just a job. It helps me to pray. It's a way of being. Writing is not just a job. It helps me to pray. It's a way of being.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Life is a gift, not to possess, but to share. Life is a gift, not to possess, but to share.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Learning to weep, learning to keep vigil, learning to wait for the dawn. Perhaps this is what it means to be human. Learning to weep, learning to keep vigil, learning to wait for the dawn. Perhaps this is what it means to be human.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy. Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Life is not entertainment. Life is not distraction. Life is not entertainment. Life is not distraction.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Forgiveness changes the way we remember. It converts the curse into a blessing. Forgiveness indeed heals memories ... Forgiveness changes the way we remember. It converts the curse into a blessing. Forgiveness indeed heals memories ...
Henri Nouwen quotes: From the moment we claim the truth of being the beloved, we are faced with the call to become who we are. From the moment we claim the truth of being the beloved, we are faced with the call to become who we are.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Your heart is greater than your wounds. Your heart is greater than your wounds.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Solitude does not pull us away from our fellow human beings but instead makes real fellowship possible. Solitude does not pull us away from our fellow human beings but instead makes real fellowship possible.
Henri Nouwen quotes: There is nothing so important in the family as the sacred quality of the meal. There is nothing so important in the family as the sacred quality of the meal.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Life is a gift to be grateful for and not a property to cling to. Life is a gift to be grateful for and not a property to cling to.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God. Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God.
Henri Nouwen quotes: In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.
Henri Nouwen quotes: When we give generously, with an abundance mentality, what we give away will multiply. When we give generously, with an abundance mentality, what we give away will multiply.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Too many of us are lonely ministers practicing a lonely ministry. Too many of us are lonely ministers practicing a lonely ministry.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it. Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.
Henri Nouwen quotes: This sounds very simple and maybe even trite, but very few people know that they are loved without condition or limits. This sounds very simple and maybe even trite, but very few people know that they are loved without condition or limits.
Henri Nouwen quotes: It is by chance that we met, by choice that we became friends. It is by chance that we met, by choice that we became friends.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another. Community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another.
Henri Nouwen quotes: I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others. I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Henri Nouwen quotes: I was forced to enter the basement of my soul and look directly at what was hidden there, and to choose, in the face of it all, not death but I was forced to enter the basement of my soul and look directly at what was hidden there, and to choose, in the face of it all, not death but life.
Henri Nouwen quotes: In solitude we become aware that our worth is not the same as our usefulness. In solitude we become aware that our worth is not the same as our usefulness.
Henri Nouwen quotes: By giving words to these intimate experiences I can make my life available to others. By giving words to these intimate experiences I can make my life available to others.
Henri Nouwen quotes: One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal. One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal.
Henri Nouwen quotes: God wants you to live for others and to live that presence well. God wants you to live for others and to live that presence well.
Henri Nouwen quotes: To give someone a blessing is the most significant affirmation we can offer. To give someone a blessing is the most significant affirmation we can offer.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Prayer is not what is done by us, but rather what is done by the Holy Spirit in us. Prayer is not what is done by us, but rather what is done by the Holy Spirit in us.
Henri Nouwen quotes: The spiritual life is a reaching out to our innermost self, to our fellow human and to our God. The spiritual life is a reaching out to our innermost self, to our fellow human and to our God.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey. Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.
Henri Nouwen quotes: Gratitude flows from the recognition that who we are and what we have are gifts to be received and shared. Gratitude flows from the recognition that who we are and what we have are gifts
to be received and shared.