The HEART represents the core of our being that receives, holds, and gives love. . . .
Choose to love in situations where you may not feel loving. This week name (out loud or in writing to your spouse or friend) those people or situations where you find it difficult to express or feel love. Imagine your heart filled with God’s love and choose to love that person or in that situation this week.
—Kara Lassen Oliver, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season (Upper Room Books, 2015)
Think back over the past week and remember something that made you happy and sad. Where did you feel God during both the good and the bad of the week? Join the conversation.
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
—1 John 4:7 (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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