Words of Hope During COVID-19
Kristen E. Vincent, author of We Are Beloved, talks about her practice of repeating a short phrase over and over to comfort herself and move from head to heart knowledge.
If we want our lives to reflect God’s all-encompassing mercy, we must acknowledge our enemies and our actions toward them. If our actions have displayed a lack of kindness or understanding, we must admit wrongdoings. If our words and actions have displayed anger or hatred, we must consider how we can act out of mercy and love. For all of us, deepening our capacity to love our enemies is a lifelong journey.
—Anthony Egan, Trevor Hudson, and Russell Pollitt, Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)
Who supports you in the lifelong journey of loving your enemies? Join the conversation.
But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you.
—Matthew 5:44 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
May this Holy Week be one of challenge, growth, and an ever-deepening friendship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
Let us join in prayer together with this Holy Saturday Prayer.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
- Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24
- Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
- 1 Peter 4:1-8
- Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42
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