Recovering Our Voice, Returning to Our Truth
WE LIVE IN a world where bad things happen to good people. All of us have pain in our lives, to varying degrees. Our pain has a way of drowning out the sound of our truth, that place deep within us that always has known we are God’s beloved. This means the spiritual life is, in part, about recovering our voice and returning to our truth. It’s a journey forward and a journey back: forward toward the voice of the One who made us, back to the truth that always has been in us. We clear away the mess of the lies and noise that tell us we are not worthy until we can see with great clarity that we are God’s beloved.
—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2019)
What spiritual practices help you clear away the mess and noise?
“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”
—Psalm 36:7 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
I love you, Lord.
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