Every group dynamic differs. Groups have people in them, which makes them complex, frustrating, fascinating, and exhausting at times. Yet groups are also deeply rich, rewarding, and full of love and opportunities for emotional and spiritual transformation. We can best experience the beauty and complexity of the body of Christ in healthy groups.
—Angela D. Schaffner, Gather Us In: Leading Transformational Small Groups (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.
—2 Corinthians 3:18 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
You have given me life.
You have filled me with your Spirit.
I am your child, not a slave to fear.
I am your child; light my path and guide my steps.
I am your child; hold me.
Hold me tight.
(Adapted from Romans 8.)
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