Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Giant Wound as part of God's Relationship with Us

“The great vocation of the minister is to continuously make connections between the human story and the divine story. We have inherited a story which needs to be told in such a way that the many painful wounds about which we hear day after day can be liberated from their isolation and be revealed as part of God's relationship with us. Healing means revealing that our human wounds are most intimately connected with the suffering of God himself. To be a living memory of Jesus Christ means to reveal the connections between our little life and the great life of God in us." 

Henry Nouwen from "The Living Reminder. Service and Prayer in Memory of Jesus Christ"