Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Reflection from Henri Nouwen

Words That Become Flesh

Words are important. Without them our actions lose meaning. And without meaning we cannot live. Words can offer perspective, insight, understanding, and vision. Words can bring consolation, comfort, encouragement and hope. Words can take away fear, isolation, shame, and guilt. Words can reconcile, unite, forgive, and heal. Words can bring peace and joy, inner freedom and deep gratitude. Words, in short, can carry love on their wings. A word of love can be the greatest act of love. That is because when our words become flesh in our own lives and the lives of others, we can change the world.

Jesus is the Word made flesh. In Him speaking and acting were one.

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Mom of Eleven said...

This is such a good reminder. Thanks for sharing that.

Susan said...

B- You have your mom and brother's gift for writing! This is great.

Lora said...

How true Emmy. I love your word picture of carrying love on wings...beautifully said.

Love your dear.