Words of Hope During COVID-19
Jan Johnson, author of Growing Compassionate Kids in addition to being a spiritual director, tells how she asks Jesus to help her to bless other people every day. She describes some of the things she’s done to bless other people. This can be a creative exercise, especially during times of confinement.
If you are unsure about your belovedness, I invite you to listen deeply to the Spirit of God. Listen to the Spirit whisper in your own depths that you are God’s beloved. And as you claim your own belovedness, begin to see others also as God’s beloved, so that we can participate in our belovedness together.
—Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant, Companions in Christ: The Way of Transforming Discipleship (Upper Room Books, 2006)
How might listening to the Spirit enable you to know your belovedness and the belovedness of others? Join the conversation.
So welcome each other, in the same way that Christ also welcomed you, for God’s glory.
—Romans 15:7 (CEB)
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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