I have become the person I am today because of my wounds and their healing by the Holy One. I believe that my creativity, my capacity for empathy, and my resilience are gifts from my wounding and healing. I now am able to offer these gifts back to the world. I am grateful for the grace that others have given me as I have moved through the healing of my wounds toward becoming “a new creation.” May I offer that same grace to others.
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
—2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Holy One, my body, soul, and spirit hunger and thirst for you. Here in this barren wilderness, fill me with your living water. Shape me into the one you would have me become. Amen.
—Beth A. Richardson,Walking in the Wilderness
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