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6.17.13 … Daily Meditation by Henri Nouwen: “Abba is a very intimate word. The best translation for it is: ‘Daddy.'”

Fathers’ Day, Abba,  Daily Meditation by Henri Nouwen, kith/kin:  I should have posted this yesterday.  I must add that I have benefitted from a true “daddy.” I think this meditation puts in context.

 

Empowered to Receive Love

The Spirit reveals to us not only that God is “Abba, Father” but also that we belong to God as his beloved children. The Spirit thus restores in us the relationship from which all other relationships derive their meaning.

Abba is a very intimate word. The best translation for it is: “Daddy.” The word Abba expresses trust, safety, confidence, belonging, and most of all intimacy. It does not have the connotation of authority, power, and control, that the word Father often evokes. On the contrary, Abba implies an embracing and nurturing love. This love includes and infinitely transcends all the love that comes to us from our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, spouses, and lovers. It is the gift of the Spirit.

via Daily Meditation: June 12, 2013 | Daily Meditation by Henri Nouwen.


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