Quote for Today: Henri Nouwen

Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines.

― Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life

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2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Henri Nouwen

  1. Roméo Desmarais III Reply

    An apt quote for today, as it is Thanksgiving here in Canada.

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