I can recognize the divine flame easily in my children; they so transparently bear the image of God as they display holiness from within and without. It is harder for me to remember that I too carry the divine flame. I may not leap with my body, but my heart leaps with joy when I encounter the presence of the Lord. As I celebrate the spark in my children, I am learning to celebrate and nurture it within me.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
—Genesis 1:27 (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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