Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day 21 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 21 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen I found Trevor on the hospital grounds, as always, looking for flowers. When he saw me his face lit up, and he ran up to me as if we had never … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 20 Can You Drink the Cup? Chapter 5 THE CUP OF BLESSINGS Lifting the cup is offering a blessing. The cup of sorrow and joy, when lifted for others cc to life,” becomes the cup of blessings. I have … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 19 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Lifting our lives to others happens every time we speak or act in ways that make our lives lives for others. When we are fully able to embrace our own lives, … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 18 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen We say to each other: in Latin, ‘Prosit” (be well); in German, ‘Zum Wohl” (to your well-being); in Dutch, “Op je gezondheid”(to your health); in English, “Cheers”; in French, ‘A votre … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 17 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Chapter 4 LIFTING Good manners were very important in our family, especially table manners. In the hall of our home hung a large bell. Ten minutes before dinner, my father rang … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 16 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Now Jesus is no longer overcome by anguish. He stands in front of his enemies with great dignity and inner freedom. He holds his cup filled with sorrow but with joy … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 15 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen “Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” When Jesus brought this question to John and James, and when they impulsively answered with a big “We can,” he … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

  Day 14 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen The cross of San Damiano that spoke to St. Francis of Assisi is a good example. It shows the crucified Jesus as a victorious Jesus. The cross is surrounded by … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 13 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Somehow my life at Daybreak has given me eyes to discover joy where many others see only sorrow. Talking with a homeless man on a Toronto street doesn’t feel so frightening … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 12 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Bill, the man with so many setbacks in his life, has become my special companion. He often comes with me on speaking trips. We have gone to Washington, New York, Los … Continue reading

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