Item 1747 - Giving without wanting anything in return is a great act of trust

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1747

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Giving without wanting anything in return is a great act of trust

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  • [September 6, 1989?] (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a half-page article by Henri Nouwen entitled ‘ Giving without wanting anything in return is a great act of trust’, published in The Liberal, Sept. 6, 1989. The article is printed in a section that is called the Clergy Column but there are no further identifying marks. This item is also found in the chapter entitled, 'Allow yourself to be fully received' in Nouwen's 'The Inner Voice of Love". Nouwen writes, ‘Giving yourself to others without expecting anything in return is only possible when you, yourself have been fully received’. The remainder of the article speaks about the need to be free so being able to give without needing affirmation or reward from others.

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Published in The Liberal, [6 September 1989?], Clergy column.
This item was later published in, Nouwen, Henri: The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom, Image Books, Doubleday, N.Y., 1996/98.

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2000 01

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Box 297

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