For us to care about ourselves, others, and the rest of creation, we must recognize and claim our belovedness. But as we’re learning through this study, owning our belovedness is a process. In the end, it’s really a process of healing from pain and trauma, healing from the lies and messages we’ve received and internalized, healing our relationship with our bodies, healing our relationship with others, and, perhaps most importantly, healing our understanding of God.
—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
—1 Corinthians 13:7 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God of love, who invites me to this journey with your Beloved Son, open my heart to accept your invitation. Hear my concerns about this journey. Help me to learn the way of the beloved. Let me know I am beloved. In the name of Jesus, who reveals the way to your heart. Amen.
—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved
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