“When I experience losses and have to find a new way, one thing that helps is thinking of God as the One who wants to give me the strength and help to move forward.” —Harold, age 91
When Jesus says, “I am the way,” he is letting us know that the route that’s always reliably open is the God in whom Jesus put his faith. Our deepest identity is not to be found in all the changing ways we find to get around in this life; rather, it is in our following Jesus’ way of trusting God through all our changes. Harold reminds us that in all life’s losses, God wants to make a way for us. In trusting this is so, we may be granted “strength and help to move forward” into the Holy Mystery that lies ahead.
—Susan Carol Scott, Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
—John 14:6, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Sustainer of all that is, give me faith that hopes in what I cannot see. Thank you for the small miracles that find me each day.
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