“Lord, show me where you want me to go, and I will follow you.”
Road to Daybreak
A very warm welcome to each you! We’re really glad you are here.
We have felt a particular energy and excitement from you all, leading up to this Lenten discussion of Henri Nouwen’s Road to Daybreak. To be honest we are particularly energized about it as well. Before us is the story of how God, responding to Henri’s prayer, led him to a very specific place and vocation. Henri, despite many fears and questions, responded in obedience. And the journey bore much fruit. We’re all here because some part of us also wants to take the next step of obedience in the journey God is leading us on. That’s very exciting!
But before we get too far into it, if you are joining us for the first time, you probably want to know how this all works. If you’ve joined us before, you’ll know the format:
Each Sunday you will discover a new “post,” indicated by the bold title, on the blog’s Home page. Click on the title to enter the post. There you will find the week’s readings and some questions for discussion. To leave a comment scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the “leave a reply” box. It works best if you always add any new comment to the newest post, even if you are referring to an earlier post. That way, everyone will see your comment. After you submit a comment, either Will, Ray or Brynn need to “approve” it, so it may take a few hours before it actually appears on the blog page. The instructions on how to submit and reply to comments are also included at the bottom of the reading schedule. If you have any questions about how the blog works, please feel free to ask. You can submit a comment in order to ask a question.
To get started, we always like to learn a little bit about each of you. Over the next few days we invite you to take a few minutes to introduce yourself. You may choose to share:
a) Your general geographic location
b) To whom or what you dedicate your days or energy, and why
c) How you came to “know/read” Henri Nouwen and whether or not you participated in a previous discussion.
d) Insights, thoughts or questions that arose as you read the Prologue.
e) What you hope to experience during this discussion
We very much look forward to hearing from each of you!
Be sure to check back here on the Home page on Sunday February 18th!
Brynn and Ray
RAY GLENNON: Ray volunteers in his parish Confirmation program and other ministries. He and his wife are members of a Catholic charismatic community. Ray came to know and trust Henri’s written word in a special way in 2004 when he found The Return of the Prodigal Son for sale after Mass at the cathedral in Singapore at an important point in his life. If you have any questions for Ray, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/@RayGlennon.
BRYNN LAWRENCE: Brynn has been helping to preserve Henri’s Legacy over the last several years, mainly through her role as project coordinator of the Nouwen Archive Letter Project (2009-2015), and also by co-facilitating many of our online book discussions. She is the founder of Abundant Life Coaching, but has taken a break from that since her son was born. Currently, Brynn is also involved with L’Arche International.