What prevents us from a good life is clinging to or craving things. …
I know all too well that the end of my life is near. Time is short, and every day is like the flipping pages of a calendar used in old movies to suggest the passing of time. I have never defined myself by what I own. I have never had many possessions, except my books; and even now, I am in the process of giving most of them away.
—Richard L. Morgan, Light of Setting Suns: Reflecting on Realities and Mysteries at Ninety Years of Life (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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Then [Jesus] said to [the crowd], “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
—Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord of love, grant me courage to accept my trials, learn to
endure them with patience, and realize that such courage
and faith create character. Amen.
Prayer by Richard L. Morgan
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What does it mean to live a contemplative life? In Everyday Contemplative, Roger Owens challenges readers to expand their definition of contemplative living to encompass all ways of seeking to be more open, available, and responsive to God. Learn more here.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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