I believe that God offers us nudges in our sleeping dreams, but I believe that we also receive nudges while we are awake. Those nudges take the form of random thoughts that come from nowhere and bid us to telephone an old friend, visit a friend in the assisted living center, pray for a person, send an encouraging note to someone in the community. We do well to pay attention to these seeming bits of random energy and act on them.
—George H. Donigian, In Days to Come: From Advent to Epiphany (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
—Matthew 2:12 (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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