When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, he bore the wounds of the crucifixion: holes in his hands and feet and a gaping wound in his side. Thomas put his fingers in that pain-filled place and knew it was his Teacher. Our wounds, our scars, and our marks hold a place in how we are known. They tell our story. They hold our history.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
What scars and wounds do you bear, and what do they tell others about who you are?
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[Jesus] said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.”
—John 20:27 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
May I be a river, free of attachments, flowing lavishly and abundantly through the day, moving with your currents, and bringing life and refreshment to my children. Amen.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours
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