This morning I came across a copy of one of my favorite books on spiritual living, Life of the Beloved by Henri J.M. Nouwen. It was well timed, as I needed a reminder of who I am, and whose I am. Here’s an excerpt from the book in case you too need a reminder. We are the Beloved.
“…all I want to say to you is “You are the Beloved,” and all I hope is that you can hear these words as spoken to you with all the tenderness and force that love can hold. My only desire is to make these words reverberate in ever corner of your being—“You are the Beloved.”
…I hope you can somehow identify in yourself the temptation to self-rejection, whether it manifests itself in arrogance or in low self-esteem. Not seldom, self-rejection is simply seen as the neurotic expression of an insecure person. But…
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