Our Purposeful Life – Blessings

Joseph Olas
October 14, 2012

Book Reference
Life of the Beloved
Spiritual Living In A Secular World
By Henri J. M. Nouwen


Who do you ask blessings from?
Whom do you give your blessings to?

Book of Job
Blessed is the man whom the Lord has reproved (Job 5:17)

How have you been blessed in correction?


What pains are in your life?

Henri states: “The great spiritual call of the Beloved Children of God is to pull their brokenness away from the shadow of the curse and put it under the light of the blessing (p. 79/sc p. 97). How does putting our brokenness under the blessing differ from putting it under the curse? Why do we find it so difficult to do this?

What cross are you called to carry?

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)