John Mogabgab, a Christian writer, has come to see that success in this world will boil down to a single, simple, and disturbingly profound question: Have I loved well?Truly loving well means different things to different people, but it always involves an element of sacrifice. The Cross reminds us of the sacrifice Jesus made by giving his life for those whom God loved so much.
—Gerrie L. Grimsley & Jane J. Young, Contemplative by Design: Creating Quiet Spaces for Retreats, Workshops, Churches, and Personal Settings (Upper Room Books, 2008)
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For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son.
—John 3:16 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Come now and feed my body, soul; come now, infuse the hungry whole of me.
—Jane J. Young
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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