Henri Nouwen was one-of-a-kind:
simple yet not simplistic/
deep in sentiment yet not sentimental/
self-revealing yet not exhibitionistic/
deeply personal yet universal/
sensitive to human weakness yet challenging.
Meister Eckhart was another great Christian expositor
who integrated heart/mind/feminine/masculine
and distinguished between ‘book learning’ and ‘life learning’ –
often an author’s life does not match their writing
but Eckhart walked his talk
and both his writing and his life
disclose God’s Truth to us.
Christians need to integrate their main value of love
particularly in marriage, a beautiful institution
that often gets overwhelmed
and a culture that worships hedonism –
the pursuit of pleasure at all costs –
love without commitment or accountability –
calling it ‘free love’ or ‘polyamory.’
Everyone, but particularly married couples
need training in non-violence – a tactic of love
that seeks the salvation/redemption of one’s enemy/opponent
not their humiliation/defeat/destruction.
Everything, all personal relationships and cultural institutions
require a healthy balance of yin/yang/feminine/masculine –
after all, what good is a return to the Divine Feminine
if men refuse her because there is no return
to the Sacred Masculine?
But Henri Nouwen and Meister Eckhart are lamps
who can light our pathway to integration
and True Love – the marriage of the Feminine and Masculine.