Monthly Archives: September 2012

Day 40 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 40 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen ONE CUP, ONE BODY Epilogue On July 21, 1997, it will be forty years since Cardinal Bernard Alfrink ordained me to the priesthood and my uncle Anton gave me his golden … Continue reading

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Day 39 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 39 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Later Jesus challenged them directly: “What about you, do you want to go away?” Peter responded: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the message of eternal life, and we … Continue reading

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Day 38 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 38 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Still, notwithstanding all their misperceptions, they had been deeply touched by this man Jesus. In his presence they had experienced something radically new, something that went beyond anything they had ever … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 37 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Conclusion THE ANSWER I have looked at many cups: golden, silver, bronze, and glass cups, splendidly decorated and very simple cups, elegantly shaped and very plain cups. Whatever their material, form, … Continue reading

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Day 36 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 36 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Action, just as silence and the word, can help us to claim and celebrate our true self But here again we need discipline, because the world in which we live says: … Continue reading

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Day 35 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 35 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen The enormous powers of our world keep drowning out these gentle voices. Still, they are the voices of truth. They are like the voice that Elijah heard on Mount Horeb. There … Continue reading

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Day 34 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 34 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Chapter 9 TO THE BOTTOM The question now is: How do we drink the cup of salvation? We have to drink our cup slowly, tasting every mouthful-all the way to the … Continue reading

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Day 33 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 33 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen In addition there are our many compulsions. We can feel compelled to act, speak, and even think in one way without being able to choose any other way. When people say: … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 31 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Chapter 8 THE CUP OF SALVATION Gordie Henry, who has Down’s syndrome, is one of the core members of the Daybreak community. Once he said to me, “What is good about … Continue reading

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Day 32 – Can You Drink the Cup? – Henri Nouwen

Day 32 Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen Drinking the cup of sorrow and joy is only possible when it bring us health, strength, freedom, hope, courage-new life. Nobody will drink the cup of life when it makes us … Continue reading

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