Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nouwen: divestiture

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
    —Matthew 19:21 (NIV)
    Prayer is the act by which we divest ourselves of all false belongings and become free to belong to God and God alone.
    ... Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996), originally in “Letting go of all things” in Sojourners8, May 1979, p. 5-6, The Only Necessary Thing, p. 39
    See also Matt. 19:21; 6:6; 10:37-38; 16:24-25; Mark 8:34; 10:21; Luke 9:34-35; 14:26; Rom. 8:26; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; Eph. 6:18; Phil. 3:7-9;
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, strengthen my belief.
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