Henri Nouwen Meditation: Guarding Our Souls 9/11

Henri Nouwen Society - Daily Meditation
[photo]

Sunday September 11, 2011                            

 

Guarding Our Souls 

 

The great danger of the turmoil of the end-time in which we live is losing our souls.  Losing our souls means losing touch with our center, our true call in life, our mission, our spiritual task.  Losing our soul means becoming so distracted by and preoccupied with all that is happening around us that we end up fragmented, confused, and erratic.  Jesus is very aware of that danger.  He says:  “Take care not to be deceived, because many will come using my name and saying, ‘I am the one’ and ‘The time is near at hand’  Refuse to join them” (Luke 21:8). 

 

In the midst of anxious times there are many false prophets, promising all sorts of “salvations.”  It is important that we be faithful disciples of Jesus, never losing touch with our true spiritual selves. 

- Henri J. M. Nouwen

Comment on this Daily Meditation.

 Visit our website for inspiration, resources, news, events, community.

Text excerpts taken from Bread for the Journey, by Henri J.M. Nouwen, ©1997 HarperSanFrancisco. All Scripture from The Jerusalem Bible ©1966, 1967, and 1968 Darton, Longman & Todd and Doubleday & Co. Inc. Psalms from The Psalms, A New Translation ©1963 The Grail (England) published by Collins. Photo by K. Smith.

Advertisements

One thought on “Henri Nouwen Meditation: Guarding Our Souls 9/11

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s