February 12, 2017

Henri Nouwan

One of the touchstones of Nouwen's faith was his repeated emphasis upon God's love for us. As he put it: 
"God loved you before you were born, and God will love you after you die. 
In Scripture God says, 'I have loved you with an everlasting love.' 
This is a very fundamental truth of your identity. 
This is who you are whether you feel it or not. 
You belong to God from eternity to eternity. 
Life is just a little opportunity for you during a few years to say, 'I love you, too.' "