Monday, December 15, 2014

Henri Nouwen on Freedom

When we are spiritually free, we do not have to worry about what to say or do in unexpected, difficult circumstances. When we are not concerned about what others think of us or what we will get for what we do, the right words and actions will emerge from the centre of our beings because the Spirit of God, who makes us children of God and sets us free, will speak and act through us.

Henri Nouwen

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Blogger kc bob said...

Great quote Doc!

Happy Advent, Bob

PS: Why do captcha and moderate comments?

2:32 AM  
Blogger pearlie said...

What do you think being "spiritually free" mean, in practical terms?

10:50 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi Pearlie,

I think he means we are spiritually free to be who we are created to be. Who we are meant to be in Christ.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Happy Advent, Bob

moderation required because there are a lot of nonsense comments and would be advertisers who think their comments will lead people to their websites.

12:44 AM  
Blogger kc bob said...

Interesting question Pearlie. In a sense all believers are potentially free. In another sense freedom comes one spiritual step (of faith) at a time.

I get the moderation Doc but not sure why you would make us do captcha in addition as moderation seems to deal with the comments that you mention.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...


the capcha is to prevent computerised software posting posts that I have to moderate. Surprisingly this blog is still generating a high number of hits per day.

12:23 PM  
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12:24 PM  

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