Read Henri J. M. Nouwen’s “A Place to Stand” (Timmerman & Hettinga, pp. 129–139).
2. Write a 2-3 page essay using one of the following three point thesis statements.
A. While at the monastery, Henri Nouwen’s experience led him to learn three important
spiritual lessons:
(1) how to live for the glory of God,
(2) how to avoid the danger ofcomparing oneself to other people.
(3) how to develop an attitude of obedience.
Write about one or two experiences in your own life that helped you to learn these same
lessons.

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