The significant work of knowing ourselves and God can bring us to a place of humility and compassion. We are the gardeners of the tree of our soul. No other person can increase the size and depth of the circle in which our tree must grow. We must do it. Through the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we can fill that space with the soil of humility and establish the roots of compassion.
—Christopher Maricle, Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God (Upper Room Books, 2016)
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Finally, all of you be of one mind, sympathetic, lovers of your fellow believers, compassionate, and modest in your opinion of yourselves.
—1 Peter 3:8 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
God, give me the humility to know that I am a growing work in progress and the grace and understanding to see the growth in those around me.
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