CA ON00389 F4-9-1-1657
- [September - October 1983] (Creation)
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This item is a 1½ page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘Gratitude’, published in Radix Magazine, Sep/Oct. 1983, p. 23 - 24. This item is an entry from Nouwen, Henri: Gracias: A Latin American Journal. Nouwen begins the article by stating, ‘I have been thinking about the significance of gratitude in mission work’. He suggests that gratitude has not been a strong element in the life of missionaries. Nouwen then goes on to say, ‘True missioners are people who are hunting for the divine treasure hidden in the heart of the people to whom they want to make the good news known….The great paradox of ministry therefore, is that we minister above all with our weakness, a weakness that invites us to receive from those to whom we go’. Nouwen concludes by suggesting that gratitude is not a psychological disposition but a virtue that is only a fruit of prayer, ‘This viewpoint explains why true ministers, true missionaries, are always also contemplatives’.
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Published in Radix Magazine ([September - October 1983]): 23-24.
"Radix Magazine Sept./Oct. 1983" written on the top of the article.
There is a photo of children, probably Latin American, at the top left hand of the article.
This item is an excerpt from: Nouwen, Henri, Gracias: A Latin American Journal, Harper Row, N.Y., 1983, and Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y. 1993.