A thoughtful post about the relationship between history and our identities by a former professor of mine at Northwest University.
I read a brief devotional work at the beginning of most of my class sessions at Northwest University. Now in my fifth year of teaching, I have a general pool of books from which I tend to draw. Even so, I needed a new one for one of my courses this semester. After quickly scanning my shelves I selected a short work from the Catholic author Henri Nouwen entitled The Living Reminder.
I’ve read some Nouwen before, so I had hopes that his thoughts would be helpful for students. So far, I’ve liked it. Especially a comment I read the other day:
The older we grow the more we have to remember, and at some point we realize that most, if not all, of what we have is memory. Our memory plays a central role in our sense of being. Our pains and joys, our feelings of grief and…
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