The world desperately needs strong finishers to show others how to age faithfully. Do not waste a moment of your late life. Consider that your divine assignment in late life is threefold: to grow in relationship with God, to serve others with humility, and to glorify God in all that you do.
In what tangible ways will you complete that assignment today?
—Missy Buchanan, From Dry Bones to Living Hope: Embracing God’s Faithfulness in Late Life (Upper Room Books, 2021)
How would you respond to the question in today’s reflection?
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I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
—Philippians 1:6 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Gracious God, open our eyes to see the gifts in this season of life. May we seek your wisdom and pursue our holy purpose with authentic hearts. Amen.
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In his new book, Everyday Contemplative: The Way of Prayerful Living, Roger Owens invites us to pay attention to our longings and desires. In this brief exercise, he offers scripture, questions for reflection, and a journal prompt so that we might become more aware of our deepening longing for God.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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