“I still consider it as the greatest of all good news that we have been chosen by God from all eternity…”
(p 264, Love, Henri)
Reading: Letters starting from the beginning of Part III through to the letter addressed to Judy on January 31, 1992 [page 290 in book].
Welcome to a new week! As you’ll read in Gabrielle’s introduction to this section, these letters represent a very fruitful time in Henri’s life. He produces many books, including his popular “The Return of the Prodigal Son,” and he accepts many speaking engagements. More notable, however, is his growing sense of inner peace.
Below we offer a few questions to help you reflect on the readings, but please feel free to share anything that came up for you through the letters.
1) In a letter to Jutta dated April 8, 1990 Henri writes “the greatest temptation is to lose touch with the Blessing. We are the Beloved Sons and Daughters of God.”
a) As you read through these letters please share any text or comments from Henri that help you claim or understand your Belovedness before God.
2) In a letter to Dan dated October 25, 1990 Henri speaks words of encouragement and direction to his friend who was going through a dark night of the soul.
a) What pieces of practical advice do you gleam from this letter, and others in the book, for ways to live through such painful times?
3) In a letter to Colin dated January 10, 1991 Henri encourages us to “choose life” at every stage, including later stages in life.
a) What would it look like for you to choose life in the situation and stage of life you are living?
We very much look forward to hearing from you!
Ray and Brynn