Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Lent - Day 19

In Jesus no division existed between his words and his actions, between what he said and what he did. Jesus' words were his action, his words were events. They not only spoke about changes, cures, new life, but they actually created them. In this sense, Jesus is truly the Word make flesh; in what Word all is created and by that Word all is recreated.

Saintliness means living without division between word and action. If I would truly live in my own life the word I am speaking, my spoken words would become actions, and miracles would happen whenever I opened my mouth.

Henri Nouwen, Show Me the Way: Reading for Each Day of Lent

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