My meditation practice didn’t come so naturally in the beginning. I dealt with speed bumps, roadblocks, detours, and endless construction. I offered myself grace on the days I felt skeptical or skipped my practice. I was gentle with myself during the weeks in which I simply felt frustrated and distracted. Still, I continued down the road, puttering along like a rusted ’92 Geo Prizm. I reminded myself that this was my practice and that it was valuable, authentic, and important no matter how many sleek, new Cadillacs passed me along the way.
—J. Dana Trent, One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.
—Galatians 6:9 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Spirit of God, comfort and renew us with each breath we take. Amen.
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