Tag Archives: Henri Nouwen

People with their feet in a circle

Whosoever Living

“What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. … It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to

Woman sitting alone in rustic church

The Salvation of Silence

My life is a listening, [God’s] is a speaking. My salvation is to hear and respond. For this, my life must be silent. Hence my silence is my salvation. (Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude) When I was in high school my class took the Armed

Floating man

Discovering the Unshakable

The highest use of a shaken time is to discover the unshakable. (Harry Emerson Fosdick, A Faith for Tough Times) As GLBT Christians we live in a shaken time. As the 20th century draws to a close and a new millennium dawns, the instability of

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

Renewing Our Strength

It’s really amazing the energy and fervour with which our community is attacked for our faith. What is more amazing is that, after all these years, we still hear these strident voices. Usually we manage to shut out particular frequencies to which we are subjected