Words of Hope During COVID-19
Author and faculty member of The Academy for Spiritual Formation Ray Buckley remembers a lesson his grandmother taught him using a dreamcatcher: We are connected in all things and strengthened by God—who cannot be pulled or pushed out of shape.
In our search for identity Christ meets us right where we are. In his humanity Jesus also needed to know who he was. But he didn’t look inward, nor did he let others tell him who he was, nor did he look to his achievements to find his sense of identity. Instead, in order to know who he was, Jesus listened to the voice of his Heavenly Parent, trusted that voice, and claimed its truth for his life.
—Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant, Companions in Christ: The Way of Transforming Discipleship (Upper Room Books, 2006)
Where do you look to be reminded of your identity? Join the conversation.
A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in him.”
—Matthew 3:17 (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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