Grace, Mercy & Henri Nouwen

Take away the many fears, suspicions, & doubts by which I prevent you from being my Lord, & give me the courage & freedom to appear naked & vulnerable in the light of your presence, confident in your unfathomable mercy. – Henri Nouwen

Wow! Asking a lot from this “control freak.” But Nouwen hits it exactly right. Nouwen was a man with his own demons but he recognized the grace of God can overcome the strongest of temptations. Therefore, we can learn a lot from this struggling priest because we in essence are all priests with our set of “besetting” sins, sins which we do not have to act upon because His grace is truly sufficient (2 Cor. 12).

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