TNL – Swingsets and Suffering

We live our lives trying to avoid the pain and suffering we see, feel, and experience. But what if suffering was to be embraced? That pain is not a thief stealing away our lives, but somehow a gift to show us how to live.

This series at TNL has reminded me of some of Henri Nouwen’s thoughts from his book, Spiritual Formation.

Henri Nouwen writes: “Jesus calls us to recognize that gladness and sadness are never separate, that joy and sorrow really belong together, and that mourning and dancing are part of the same movement.”

Here is the latest TNL Church series design:


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