BELOVED CHILDREN

BELOVED CHILDREN

"The great spiritual call of the Beloved Children of God is to pull their brokenness away from the shadow of the curse and put it under the light of the blessing. This is not as easy as it sounds. But when we keep listening attentively to the voice calling us the Beloved, it becomes possible to live our brokenness, not as a confirmation of our fear that we are worthless, but as an opportunity to purify and deepen the blessing that rests upon us.

Physical, mental, or emotional pain lived under the blessing is experienced in ways radically different from physical, mental, or emotional pain lived under the curse.
...What seemed intolerable becomes a challenge.
What seemed a reason for depression becomes a source of purification.
What seemed punishment becomes a gentle pruning.
What seemed rejection becomes a way to a deeper communion."
-Henri J.M. Nouwen
The Only Necessary Thing
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