Item 17 - Advent

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CA ON00389 F4-1-2-153-17




  • December 1971 (Creation)

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3 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a typescript of "Advent", a sermon given by Nouwen on December 15, 1971. Nouwen argues that in Advent we know that God is not going to come on Christmas. We expect God in lightning and disaster. But perhaps Advent is waiting and preparing for the God who speaks to us in the gentle breeze. Advent is waiting, but it is also to know that we are waited for. Nouwen recounts the story of the prisoner of war who, at the point of giving up, receives a note from his wife saying they were waiting for him to come home. It changed everything for him. We have received a letter (the Scriptures), and we know God waits for us as we wait for God.

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Draft contains annotation: "File: Sermons" (top, centre), and other annotations by Nouwen.
Found on pages 95-97.

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2000 01


Box 36

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