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Medina, OH 44258

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The Ohio Chapter of Illuman is a nonprofit organization for men who are simply interested in becoming better, more authentic men. We welcome all men to our work without regard for your ethnicity, class, education, sexual orientation, religion or any other characteristic that might make you feel excluded.

Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 3)


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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 3)

Brian Mueller

Becoming the Beloved

Today we post the third installment of an eight-part series consisting of three total sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. As the first part addressed Being the Beloved, this sermon speaks to Becoming the Beloved. You are invited to follow along in this self-paced study and spiritual reflection as Nouwen delivers an inspired and powerful testament to the love of God for all peoples...

Important Themes

  • You are taken...
  • You are blessed...
  • You are broken...
  • You are given...
  • God has chosen you because you are unique and because you have a role to play in the story of this world.
  • God gives you the eyes to see the chosenness of others.
  • Seeing this connection with all beings takes nothing away from you.