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September 13, 2010 - Remaining Anchored in Love

I can't speak for anyone else, but sometimes I become defensive--especially if misunderstood. These are great words of wisdom that hit me right between the eyes.

Daily Meditation (Henri Nouwen)
Remaining Anchored in Love



When we are anxious we are inclined to overprepare. We wonder what to say when we are attacked, how to respond when we are being interrogated, and what defence to put up when we are accused. It is precisely this turmoil that makes us lose our self-confidence and creates in us a debilitating self-consciousness.



Jesus tells us not to prepare at all and to trust that he will give us the words and wisdom we need. What is important is not that we have a little speech ready but that we remain deeply anchored in the love of Jesus, secure about who we are in this world and why we are here. With our hearts connected to the heart of Jesus, we will always know what to say when the time to speak comes.










Share your thoughts on this reflection. These reflections are taken from Henri J.M. Nouwen's Bread for the Journey.



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