All things exist as a result of the love of the Creator because Jesus has revealed that love to us. His life, death, resurrection, and ascension demonstrate this divine love. This love, which existed always in the triune God, moves in the hearts of people to transform them. By the power of the Holy Spirit they seek to live lives of love and peace and justice. Sacrificing self, they give their all to worship and service, returning the love they have received.
—J. David Muyskens, Sacred Breath: 40 Days of Centering Prayer (Upper Room Books, 2010)
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Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
—Colossians 3:14 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Pause to breathe deeply. Fill your lungs with fresh air. Hold that breath briefly. Then release the air you are holding, ridding yourself of the old and making space for the new. And as you breathe, rejoice in the gift of life. Let the rise and fall of your lungs be a celebration of the amazing gift of being alive!
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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