Telling the Truth

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Tag: Henri Nouwen

Dear Dad, I finally know why…

DAFraser, December 2014, Longwood Gardens

Dear Dad,
I finally know why I feel compelled to write these letters to you.  They’re invitations to dinner!  You don’t need to RSVP.  I need to send the invitations.

It’s that simple.  And complex.  Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry »

Hospitality and Strangers | Part 2 of 2

My first, most formative adult experience of hospitality was in the late 1980s.  I began attending 12-step program meetings.  I was a stranger.  I was desperate.  My life seemed to be falling apart. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Look Back?

Isn’t it time to get on with it?  Let the past be the past?  I understand these questions.  I know the feeling.  If I open up that can of worms it will devour me!  And cause anguish to other people.

Henri Nouwen opens the first section of his small book, The Living Reminder, with this story about Elie Wiesel. Read the rest of this entry »

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