And for the tender love that our good Lord has for all who will be saved, he comforts quickly and sweetly, explaining in this way: “It is true that sin is the cause of all this pain, but all will be well, and every kind of thing will be well.” What can make me love my fellow Christians more than to see that God loves all who will be saved as if they were all one soul? For in every soul that will be saved there is a godly will that never agrees to sin and never will. … And so we are those whom God loves, and endlessly we do what delights God. Our good Lord showed this in the fullness of love that we stand in, in God’s sight. Yes, God loves us as well now, while we are here, as God will when we are there before God’s blessed face.
—Upper Room Spiritual Classics: Writings of Julian of Norwich, Edited by Keith Beasley-Topliffe (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—
in peace because they trust in you.
Trust in the LORD forever,
for in the LORD GOD
you have an everlasting rock.
—Isaiah 26:3-4 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, our Maker, Lover, and Keeper,
Thank you for the everlasting love you have for all you have made.
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