Managing Monday with Henri Nouwen: Take 4

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Today we come to the end of our short series looking at some quotes from Henri Nouwen (1932-1996), who was a Dutch born Roman Catholic priest, academic, author and theologian. Nouwen reached the top of the academic ladder with posts at Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard, but made the surprising (although liberating) decision to leave academia and to work with physically and mentally handicapped people at the L’Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Here are some of his thoughts…

  • The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasingly – Henri Nouwen
  • Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions – Henri Nouwen
  • My whole life I have been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I discovered that the interruptions were my work – Henri Nouwen

Hope you have some blessed interruptions today…

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