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
From page 75 of Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life by Susan Carol Scott. Copyright © 2019 by Susan Carol Scott. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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? Share your thoughts.
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 can and cannot see. Thank you for giving me life and for the small miracles that find me each day. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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