Words of Hope During COVID-19
Myriam Cortes, pastor of Iglesia Metodista Unida Ebenezer in Nashville, TN, enjoys nature. During the COVID quarantine, she has connected with God by sitting on her porch as she listens to the wind, trees, and birds.
An answer to the problem of loneliness in our Christian faith can be found as long as we help one another to experience genuine friendship with God and with others along the way. Often these two experiences go hand in hand. Telling a lonely person that God is his or her friend can sound very hollow. It only becomes meaningful when we make the divine friendship real by modeling it in our own relationships.
—Trevor Hudson, Beyond Loneliness: The Gift of God’s Friendship (Upper Room Books, 2016)
How can you model God’s genuine friendship in your relationships with others? Join the conversation.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
—John 15:12 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Dear God, make me a channel of blessing to someone today.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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