The first sight of our little failures should humble us, but then we must press on, not judging ourselves with a Judaical rigor, not regarding God as a spy who watches for our least offence, or as an enemy who places snares in our path, but as a father who loves and wishes to save us; trusting in His goodness, invoking His blessing, and doubting all other support; this is true liberty.
—Francois Fenelon, quoted in A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God, by Rueben P. Job, Norman Shawchuck, & John S. Mogabgab (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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I press on toward the goal, toward the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 3:14 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
This day, we want to embrace your loving freedom, O God, knowing that only in your freedom can we find an abundant life. Amen.
—Rueben P. Job, Norman Shawchuck, & John S. Mogabgab, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God
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