One only needs to read the Gospel narratives to see how Jesus valued every person’s story, ordinary stories that sound so contemporary: a widow grieving the loss of her only son; a disturbed man, abandoned by the community, living alone; a woman at a well, her life like shards of a broken jug; a man sick for thirty-eight years, who began to enjoy his sickness and the care of others; a man with honest doubt who needed reassurance.
—Richard L. Morgan, Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography (Upper Room Books, 2002)
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The woman said, “I know that the Messiah is coming, the one who is called the Christ. When he comes, he will teach everything to us.”
—John 4:25 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love;
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
it satisfies my longings as nothing else would do.
(Source: Hymn by Katherine Hankey, 1868)
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