Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 7)

Today we post the seventh 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. In this sermon Henri helps us to understand community. He talks about people coming together in their mutual belovedness to create new life, new friendships where guests are welcomed, and even the space where a child is born...

The first sermon addressed Being the Beloved. The second sermon speaks to Becoming the Beloved. This final sermon invites us to become Disciples of 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

  • Community is not easy.
  • You can only form community when you know you are beloved.
  • Community is essential to us hearing the voice of God.