Item 1748 - We must trust that every true friendship has no end

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1748

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We must trust that every true friendship has no end

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  • [September 13, 1989] (Creation)

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a half-page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘We must trust that every true friendship has no end’, published in the Clergy Column of The Liberal, Sept. 13, 1989. This article was later published in Nouwen’s book ‘The Inner Voice of Love, the chapter entitled, ‘Be a Real Friend’. Nouwen opens by stating, ‘Many of our friendships come from our need for affection, affirmation and emotional support. But this need often makes us lean so heavily on others that they become overwhelmed by our demands and run away in fear and confusion’. Nouwen goes on to suggest that healthy friendship comes when we accept ourselves as deeply loved by God.

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Published in [The Liberal, 13 September 1989], Clergy column.
This article was later published in, Nouwen, Henri: The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom, Image Books, Doubleday, N.Y.,1996/8.

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2000 01

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Box 297

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