Day 7: Making Friends

Yes, fearsome as it may sound, we are called to claim our unique brokenness, just as we have to claim our unique chosenness and our unique blessedness.  Nouwen, Life of the Beloved. Name Your Brokenness If we name our brokenness, then it loses power over us. Our fear of our brokenness keeps us from bringingContinue reading “Day 7: Making Friends”

Day 6: Many forms of Prayer

The movement of God’s Spirit is very gentle, very soft—and hidden. It does not seek attention. But that movement is also very persistent, strong and deep. It changes our hearts radically. The faithful discipline of prayer reveals to you that you are the blessed one and gives you the power to bless others.  Nouwen, LifeContinue reading “Day 6: Many forms of Prayer”

Day 5: This one requires RISK

A blessing touches the original goodness of the other and calls forth his or her Belovedness.  Nouwen, Life of the Beloved. Today, I invite you to step out and ask for a blessing.  A blessing is a special word about you.  A blessing is someone who knows you taking the time to tell you inContinue reading “Day 5: This one requires RISK”

Day 4: The Gift of Seeing

Our awareness of being chosen opens our eyes to the chosenness of others. That is the great joy of being chosen: the discovery that others are chosen as well.  Nouwen, Life of the Beloved Day of Silence Challenge The challenge is to go throughout your normal day observing noble silence. When we move in silence,Continue reading “Day 4: The Gift of Seeing”