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Luke 14:12 | Not Distrubed by Dividin...

Reflecting is about looking into ourselves through the lens of outside experiences. Reflect on this quote from Henri Nouwen and the video from Luke...

Luke 14:12 | Not Distrubed by Dividing Lines

Reflecting is about looking into ourselves through the lens of outside experiences. Reflect on this quote from Henri Nouwen and the video from Luke 14:12 - how differently do you look at yourself?


“In our world full of strangers, estranged from their own past, culture and country, from their neighbors, friends and family, from their deepest self and their God, we witness a painful search for a hospitable place where life can be lived without fear and where community can be found.

Our society seems to be increasingly full of fearful, defensive, aggressive people anxiously clinging to their property and inclined to look at their surrounding world with suspicion, always expecting an enemy to suddenly appear, intrude and do harm. But still – that is our vocation: to convert the hostis into a hospes, the enemy into a guest and to create the free and fearless space where brotherhood and sisterhood can be formed and fully experienced."

– Henri Nouwen in the chapter “Creating Space for Strangers” in Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life

 

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