THERE IS AN IMMENSE DIFFERENCE between knowing something with our heads and knowing something with our hearts. This is especially true when it comes to the different truths of our faith. For example, it is one thing to affirm intellectually that God is love, but it is a totally different thing to know inside ourselves that God loves us personally with a love that will never let us go. For many of us, the longest journey in our faith walk is for our doctrine to travel from our heads to our hearts. When that happens, we begin to know God in firsthand, vital, and transforming ways.
– Trevor Hudson
Pauses for Pentecost
From page 65 of Pauses for Pentecost: 50 Words for Easter People by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2017 by Trevor Hudson. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Give thanks for God’s love for you. Share your thoughts.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
1 John 5:2, NRSV
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This week we remember: Athanasius (May 1).
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