One way out of this spiritual wasteland is to discover the meaning of our life by remembering our story, connecting with God’s story, and listening to another’s story. When we remember our stories together, the acts of listening and telling help us move beyond the normal boundaries we impose on ourselves. We gain deeper insight into the ways of God’s grace in other people and in ourselves.
—Richard L. Morgan, Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography (Upper Room Books, 2002)
Who can you listen to and remember with as you share stories of God in your lives? Join the conversation.
I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD;
I will remember your wonders of old.
—Psalm 77:11 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love;
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
it satisfies my longings as nothing else would do.
(Source: Hymn by Katherine Hankey, 1868)
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