"Opportunities to Witness" -- Henri Nouwen

Posted by tom | Sep 24, 2012

I was not intending to make a series drawing from emails sent to me by a faculty friend and ministry mentor, but such a work unfolded as I dug through email archives and found their relevance to my current life situation.

Encouraging words regarding "Opportunities to Witness" from Henri Nouwen.

Jesus teaches us how to live in the present time.  He identifies our present time as the end-time, the time that offers us countless opportunities to testify for Jesus and his Kingdom.   The many disasters in our world, and all the tragedies that happen to people each day, can easily lead us to despair and convince us that we are the sad victims of circumstances.  But Jesus looks at these events in a radically different way.   He calls them opportunities to witness!

Jesus reminds us that we do not belong to this world.  We have been sent into the world to be living witnesses of God's unconditional love, calling all people to look beyond the passing structures of our temporary existence to the eternal life promised to us.

Amen! Entering a week of witness.

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