>Embracing Poverty — Henri Nouwen

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How can we embrace poverty as way to God when everyone around us wants to become rich? We have to ask ourselves: “What is my poverty?” Is it lack of money, lack of emotional stability, lack of a loving partner, lack of security, lack of safety, lack of self-confidence? Each human being has a place of poverty. That’s the place where God wants to dwell! Blessing is hidden in our poverty. – H. Nouwen

Got this from the Facebook Page of my friend Pastor Jenny (actual real-life friend and not just a good blog I read). 

What I want to follow it with is this….

Poverty is not just a metaphor.  It is not just symbolic.  Yes we can be poor in spirit and poor in security.  That’s true.

But, I think the heart of the Gospel gets at the fact that some persons in our world are just economically, real world, not symbolically, actually POOR.

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2 thoughts on “>Embracing Poverty — Henri Nouwen

  1. >John Domonic Crossnan points out that the word used by the Evangelists perhaps is best translated into modern English as "penniless."Not just garden-variety, run of the mill, never-get-ahead poverty.Penniless.

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