Item 1700 - Running from what we desire: Yet God's jealous love pursues us

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1700

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Running from what we desire: Yet God's jealous love pursues us

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  • July - August 1986 (Creation)

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4 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a 4 page article by Henri Nouwen entitled ‘Running from What We Desire’, published in Partnership, Volume 3, No. 4, July – August 1986, pp. 32 – 35. Nouwen opens this article on prayer by relating a story of his own resistance to praying and that of others. He asks what it is that keeps us from praying and identifies fear as the most important factor. Nouwen believes that this fear comes from some underlying awareness of the kind of God we have. ‘Prayer means letting God’s creative love touch the most hidden places of our being, and letting Jesus’ way of the cross, his way of downward mobility, truly become our way’. Nouwen continues the article by saying we must not be afraid of God, we must not be afraid of Jesus and we must not be afraid of the Holy Spirit.

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Published in Partnership 3, no. 4 (July-August 1986): 32-35.

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2000 01

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Box 296

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48-291

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