Thursday, May 05, 2011

love thursday 05.05.11 ~ the gift of belovedness

The greatest gift my friendship can give to you is the gift of your Belovedness. I can give that gift only insofar as I have claimed it for myself. Isn't that what friendship is all about: giving to each other the gift of our Belovedness?

Henri Nouwen

My sister-in-law's brother is missing. He left home a few days ago and no one has seen or heard from him since. He is a good man. He's been going through some hard times. Please pray (whatever that means to you) and hold the good thought with us on his behalf...on behalf of the whole family.

I wonder how much difference it might make in someone's life if we were to give them the gift of their own Belovedness.

Tony, you are Beloved. Be well.

And, I offer the gift of your own Belovedness to each of you.


kario said...

Sitting in silence for a moment in his honor. I truly hope he is found safe.


Joan said...

Tears came to my eyes as I read this post. Tony is beloved. I pray (in my own way) for his safe return to the family.

Wanda, you are beloved, too.

Deb Shucka said...

Sending prayers for you all. Offering the gift of Belovedness right back to you.

Puanani said...

Holding you in my prayers.