Words of Hope During COVID-19
Angela D. Schaffner, a therapist and the author of Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself, discusses how the absence of structure can actually be an invitation to find meaningful ways of experiencing our faith internally and practicing compassion toward ourselves.
I have a hunch that if Jesus were to walk down the streets of your town or city today, he would look around at all those who are isolated and disconnected and say something like this: “Come to me all you who want to belong, and I will give you a table to sit around. Come to me all you who feel disconnected. Come to me all you who are lonely, cut off, rejected, and marginalized. Come to me. Come home. Come be part of the family that I want to share with you.”
—Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant, Companions in Christ: The Way of Transforming Discipleship (Upper Room Books, 2006)
How does Jesus’ invitation “come to me” move you to action today? Join the conversation.
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
—Matthew 11:28 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, meet me where I am.
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How do we stay centered in the midst of fears, grief, and stress? Here are some resources to help you keep—or create—spiritual wellness and wholeness in these anxious times.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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