the fellowship of the weak

Forgiveness

is the name of love
practiced among people
who love poorly.

The hard truth
is that all people love poorly.
We need to forgive and be forgiven every day,
every hour unceasingly.

That is the great work of love
among the fellowship of the weak
that is the human family.

– Henri J. M. Nouwen

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  1. Nell

     /  December 28, 2011

    Nouwen has always been a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing.

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