Reflection of the Week - 11th October 2022

By Henry Nouwen

Posted in Faith

The first love says: ‘You are loved long before other people can love you or you can love others. You are accepted long before you can accept others or receive their acceptance. You are safe long before you can offer or receive safety.’

Home is the place where that first love dwells and speaks gently to us. It requires discipline to come home and listen, especially when our fears are so noisy that they keep driving us outside of ourselves. But when we grasp the truth that we already have a home, we may at last have the strength to unmask the illusions created by our fears and continue to return again and again and again.’

Source: Stillpoint Newsletter 6 October 2022, Henry Nouwen.

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