Words of Hope During COVID-19
Stephane Brooks, spiritual director of Emmaus Ministries at The Upper Room, tells three ways he has been creating daily life with God during the pandemic.
When I finally heard—really understood—that God loves me, I needed time to process that message. Decades of pain, disbelief, anger, and baggage did not disappear in an instant. It took time to sit with the news of my belovedness. I had to share my questions and doubts with God. I had to offer all the reasons I thought I was unloved and unlovable and listen for God’s response. Gradually, I began to try living as someone who is beloved.
—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2019)
What helps you live as someone who is beloved by God? Join the conversation.
So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
—1 John 4:16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Open my heart to your love, O God.
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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 the midst of anxiety and stress.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
Liturgy of the Palms
Liturgy of the Passion
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