Meditation opens our hearts and minds to the transforming ways of the Lord. For me personally, various forms of meditation have firmly planted God’s word in my heart and mind, not just as a tool to remember trivial information but as a touchpoint memory of truth-telling encounters with God. That word can come not only from scripture but also from the created world around me, including people whose paths cross mine. In my relationship with my spiritual director, our conversation allows me to ponder and reflect on life, excavating the secrets of wisdom and understanding I need for this time.
—Marsha Crockett, Sacred Conversation: Exploring the Seven Gifts of Spiritual Direction (Upper Room Books, 2022)
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Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—
in peace because they trust in you.
—Isaiah 26:3, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Holy God, thank you for the gift of spiritual direction and for someone to accompany me on my journey of growing closer to you. Help me to remain open to suggestions my spiritual director offers and to pay attention to signs of your presence. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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