The wound, which causes us to suffer now, will be revealed to us later as the place where God intimated new creation.
—Henri J. M. Nouwen
Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community.
I have just three things to teach:
These three are your greatest treasures.
The character Tyler Durden in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club notes that “we buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like”, concluding that “the things you own end up owning you.” There seems to be a growing number of people interested in changing their lifestyles by owning and consuming less. “Minimalism” has become one of those lifestyle options and in the documentary film Minimalism, director Matt D’Avella profiles several minimalists, including Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, authors and founders of The Minimalists web site. A simple lifestyle is not simply for single guys, as Leo Babauta and Joshua Becker attest, but more attention to just how the diverse needs and interests in a family are respected in a minimalist household would have enhanced the film. (goodmenproject.org)