Henri Nouwen Quotes

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Born: January 24, 1932, Nijkerk, Netherlands
Birth Country: Netherlands
Died: Hilversum, Netherlands, September 21, 1996
Occupation: Author, Catholic Priest
Religion: Catholic

1.
In their poverty, the mentally handicapped reveal God to us and hold us close to the gospel.
- Henri Nouwen

2.
Jesus didn't say, 'Blessed are those who care for the poor.' He said, 'Blessed are we where we are poor, where we are broken.' It is there that God loves us deeply and pulls us into deeper communion with himself.
- Henri Nouwen

3.
Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not minister if you are in communion with God and live in community.
- Henri Nouwen

4.
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen

5.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

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