It’s easy to stay on a superficial level with someone new when we only have passing contact with him or her. Yet it’s also possible to have regular contact with someone for years but not truly meet each other. It may take a change of heart on our part before we can look into each other’s eyes and truly engage in a meaningful way. When we risk letting ourselves be known to each other on a deeper level, it changes us and a new relationship begins. It’s as if we see the face of God in each other.
—Susan Carol Scott, Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life (Upper Room Books, 2019)
With whom might you make a new beginning by changing your attitude toward that person and your relationship with him or her? How might you begin that change? Join the conversation.
Jacob said, “No, please; if I find favor with you, then accept my present from my hand; for truly to see your face is like seeing the face of God—since you have received me with such favor.”
—Genesis 33:10, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Sustainer of all that is, give me faith that hopes in what I cannot see. Thank you for the small miracles that find me each day.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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