By acknowledging concrete, down-to earth activities—eating, drinking, making decisions, generous sharing, hospitality, and walking—as the means through which God comes to us and by which we participate in God’s work in the world, Christian practices remind us of the sensible, everyday qualities of Christian life. Christian faith involves more than simply believing certain things about God. It is also a matter of practicing our faith.
—Thomas R. Hawkins, Every Step a Prayer: Walking as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2016)
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Be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.
—James 1:22 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God of creation, we know that love takes time. May we be prayerful on each step of the journey. Amen.
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