Item 32 - Sermon on joy

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-159-1-32


Sermon on joy


  • [between 1976 and 1981] (Creation)

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5 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a manuscript of a sermon on joy, suffering and death. Nouwen argues that the world wants us to believe that suffering and joy are separate and that there is more suffering than joy. He says that God did not make death, that Jesus' life is announcing that death no longer has power over him. Jesus came to announce the Good News, a kingdom of peace and joy. He concludes that it is a mystery but it is true.

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Found on pages 134-138.

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2000 02


Box 37

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