Sunday, November 27, 2011

You Are the Beloved

Sunrise over Port Madison, Bainbridge Island, by P.J. Boren
"You can deal with an enormous amount of success as well as an enormous amount of failure without losing your identity, because your identity is that you are the beloved. Long before your father & mother, your brothers & sisters, your teachers, your church, or any people touched you in a loving as well as in a wounding way - long before you were rejected by some person or praised by somebody else - that voice has been there always. 'I have loved you with an everlasting love.' That love is there before you were born & will be there after you die." - Henri J. M. Nouwen

7 comments:

Mary Potts said...

Yes, thank you God.
And thank you to Henri Nouwen for saying it so eloquently.

Jim said...

What a wonderful piece of writing! Does make one feel whole.

Kay said...

love this...and so true! : )

Beautiful picture too. : )

AnnDeO said...

I love this. And it feels good when I say it to and about myself.

Karen said...

My, I had gotten so far behind on your blog. So nice to catch up today. David's birthday pics touched my mother's heart. Your lump scare scared me. Your gratitude and prayers inspired me. And I am so glad you are making such progress on the video. You amaze me with your faith, hope and love, and I know your words, in many forms, are spectacularly meaningful to many of us. So bless you today, and thank you for always having something worthwhile to say.
Love you, Karen

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo, and wonderful quote from Henri Nouwen - one of my favorites. So comforting.

Karen B.

Karla said...

Wow! Wonderful!