The bright and colorful SUNFLOWER reminds us of beauty offered without asking for anything in return. . . .
Offer acts of kindness as gifts this week without expecting anything in return. Kindness begins at home. Think of your child(ren)’s favorite things, and offer those things this week. Maybe your daughter loves new markers, your son loves to shoot baskets with you, or your family hasn’t had a movie night for a long time. Let go of to-do lists for a minute and offer simple kindness.
—Kara Lassen Oliver, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season (Upper Room Books, 2015)
What acts of kindness have you offered or received this week? Join the conversation.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.
—Ephesians 4:32 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
—”A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,” Upper Room Worshipbook
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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