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Rejoicing in others

“In the KIngdom of God, there is no competition or rivalry.  The Son of God shares His chosen-ness with us.  In the Kingdom of God, each person is precious and unique, and each person has been given eyes to see the chosen-ness of others and rejoice in it.” Henri Nouwen

Sichuan Province, China

Bird Woman Falls, Glacier National Park


As he so often does, Henri Nouwen provides a challenging, practical way to live.

“Compassion, to be with others when and where they suffer and to willingly enter into a fellowship of the weak, is God’s way to justice and peace among people.  Is this possible? Yes, it is, but only when we dare to live with the radical faith that we don’t have to compete for love, but that love is freely given to us by the One who calls us to compassion.”
As I endure this political season with so much clanging noise/anger, so much talk and so little substance, I realize how easy it is to be distracted from Christ’s reminder that “what you to do to the least of mine, you do it to me.” Our response to His unqualified love must be to use our own hands and time serving others, not letting someone else do it for us.
Mt Emily Recreation Area, OR

Norse Creek Wilderness, WA

Nosu classroom, China