Words of Hope during COVID-19
Trevor Hudson, a pastor, retreat leader from South Africa, and author of Pauses for Lent, discusses how to reshape our days when unexpected circumstances knock our lives out of shape.
Listening lies at the heart of life with God. But in order to listen to God, we need to learn how to listen to the person next to us. After all, how can we listen to God, whom we cannot see, if we cannot listen to the person we can see?
Lent can be a time when we embark on a spiritual adventure in learning to listen. We can begin this exercise with those closest to us—our colleagues at work, family members, or friends. Listening will become a spiritual practice, an everyday habit, a way of life.
—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015)
How can you practice listening today? Join the conversation.
Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to grow angry.
—James 1:19 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Our Father, who is in heaven, give me the bread I need today.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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