Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day 11 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 11 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Chapter 3 THE CUP OF JOY After my nine years at the Daybreak community, Adam, Michael, Bill, Tracy, Susanne, Loretta, David, Francis, Patrick, Janice, Carol, Gordie, George, and many others who … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 10 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Jesus didn’t throw the cup away in despair. No, he kept it in his hands, willing to drink it to the dregs. This was not a show of willpower, staunch determination, … Continue reading

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Day 09 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 09 Can You Drink the Cup Henri Nouwen “Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” Jesus asked his friends. They answered yes, but had no idea what he was talking about. Jesus’ cup is the … Continue reading

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Day 08 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 08 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen But what is our sorrow in a little community in Canada, compared with the sorrow of the city, the country, and the world? What about the sorrow of the homeless people … Continue reading

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Day 07 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 07 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen There is Tracy, completely paralyzed, but with a bright mind, always struggling to find ways to express her feelings and thoughts. There is Susanne, not only mentally disabled but also regularly … Continue reading

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Day 06 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 06 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Chapter 2 THE CUP OF SORROW When I first came to L’Arche Daybreak, I saw much sorrow,I was asked to care for Adam, a twenty- two-year-old man who could not speak, … Continue reading

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Day 05 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

  Day 05 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen I am alone, because I am unique. Many people can help me to live my life, but after all is said and done, I have to make my own choices … Continue reading

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Day 04 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

  Day 04 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Holding the cup of life means looking critically at what we are living. This requires great courage, because when we start looking, we might be terrified by what we see. … Continue reading

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Day 03 – Can you drink the cup? – Henri Nouwen

Chapter 1 HOLDING Before we drink the cup, we must hold it! I still remember a family dinner long ago in the Netherlands. It was a special occasion, but I have forgotten whether it was a birthday, a wedding, or … Continue reading

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Day 02 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 02 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Can we hold our life, lift our life, and drink it, as Jesus did? In some of those around me, there was a sign of recognition, but in myself there was … Continue reading

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