FOR THE CHRISTIAN, spirituality is the way a person responds to God’s love. It is the process of seeking and enjoying a relationship with God the Creator (Father), God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit (Spirit of Christ). It involves learning about God; opening to the experience of God’s grace; loving and serving God, other people, and self; understanding and living life through the mind of Christ; and looking forward to being embraced by God in heaven throughout eternity.
—Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan
No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia (Upper Room Books, 2009)
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How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
—Psalm 13:1 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, As I advance through the stages of life, help me grow in the wisdom without losing the joy, play, imagination, and childlike trust you gifted me with in my early years. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room or share it in the comment section.
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