Item 34 - Sermon on Mark 14:32-42

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CA ON00389 F4-1-2-159-1-34


Sermon on Mark 14:32-42


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13 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a manuscript and partial typescript for a sermon on Mark 14:32-42, the story of Gethsemane. Nouwen advises us to simply go to the Garden and stay there with Jesus. He tells us not to sleep in His or our sorrow, but to stay awake and have no words to speak, but simply to stay. In so doing we see Jesus suffering but we also witness his fear, his request to have it taken away and his resignation to God's will, his faithfulness. Nouwen ends with the prayer of Thomas Merton, "Lord we have no idea where we are going."

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See: Special Collection - Materials by Nouwen, box 1, Item SP193, for typed transcript of this sermon.
Found on pages 140-152.

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2000 02


Box 37

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