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This book begins with the scriptural passage from Matthew 20:20-23 in which Jesus asks Zebedee’s sons James and John if they can drink the cup that he is going to drink.  Nouwen states this the great spiritual challenged posed to each of us: Can we drink the cup that Jesus drank? Can we hold our life, life our life and drink it as Jesus did?

Themes: Eucharist, Jesus, Loss, The Spiritual Life, Suffering, Life review/Life reflection, Pumunangwet sculpture, Adam Arnett, Wounds, Sorrow, Jesus, Michael Arnett, Bill van Buren, L’Arche Daybreak, Handicapped people, Joy, Fellowship of the weak, Mutuality, Togetherness, Suffering, Community, Uniqueness, Mosaics, Shame, Trevor Briggs, Celebration, Drinking, Gord Henry, Spiritual freedom, Mission, Salvation, Addictions, compulsions, obsessions, Sin, Death, Disciplines of silence, the word, of action, Silence, Entertainment, Friendship, Busyness, Vocation/Call, True Action, Radical trust

Ave Maria Press, 1996

Reviews for "Can You Drink the Cup?"

"This small book contains much of Nouwen's wisdom from a life lived in God's service delivered succinctly. Books like these are rare and well worth every minute spent reading."
"Challenging, thought-provoking, raw, and true. This is a book I will read over and over again!!!"
"I've read this book twice and each time it has spoken to me in a completely different way. It is a book that can bring hope during difficult times and one that can bring gratitude during the good times."

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