When I think I have the answers, it is much harder for me to experience God’s presence. I’m not looking for God because I already have it figured out, or I at least think I do. But when there is no right answer, I am forced back into curiosity. Tension and paradox invite us into wonder and humility, which help us to be more receptive to God’s presence.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Therefore, as God’s choice, holy and loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
—Colossians 3:12 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
May I see my moments of strength and my moments of weakness as invitations to draw closer to you.
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