Devotions from Henri Nouwen’s book, The Inner Voice of Love

Henri writes about the fear of death. That fear is connected with the fear that we are not loved. As we come to know that we are loved fully and unconditionally, we will also come to know that we don’t have to fear death.  Love is stronger than death.  Gods’ love was there for us before we were born and will be there for us after we have died. Jesus called us from the moment we were knitted together in our mother’s womb. It is our vocation to receive and give love.  He has overcome the power of death so that we can live in freedom. We need to claim that victory and not live as if death controlled us. Our soul may know the victory but our mind and emotions must accept it too.  Let us remember the victory has been won and the powers of darkness no longer rule. Love truly is stronger than death!