Words of Hope During COVID-19
Friend of The Upper Room and Assistant Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School Amy Steele shares how she is reconnecting with God through prayer, scripture reading, and meditating on the words of Howard Thurman. When all else fails, she knows she can always simply be still in the presence of God.
Jesus tells us to abide in him as he abides in us (John 15:4). As we learn what it means to dwell consciously, moment by moment, in the divine presence, God graciously shares with us the gift of Christ’s own wholeness. Such perfection embodies the fullness of human life as God intended it, reflecting the divine image and likeness with rich and sparkling clarity.
—Marjorie J. Thompson, Companions in Christ: The Way of Forgiveness (Upper Room Books, 2002)
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As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
—Colossians 2:6-7 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, your love, and your forgiveness.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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