WHATEVER COMES NEXT, we stand on the promises of God. We are called to live today in ways that are consistent with the way things will be when God’s kingdom comes. We dare to believe that we play an active part in its coming. But it isn’t easy. Living into God’s promise in the future always involves dying to something in the past.
—James A. Harnish, Extraordinary Ministry in Ordinary Time: An Invitation to Renewal for Pastors (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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“Allow the children to come to me,” Jesus said. “Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these children.”
—Matthew 19:14 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
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