DOING THE WILL of God is not just one more chore among the many tasks of life. It is the task of life. This does not mean we should not calendar our prayer or community service, but it does mean we need to be sure our commitment to God’s will doesn’t end there. These activities are only the beginning. The goal is bigger: to live so that we are constantly discerning and responding to God’s will.
—Christopher Maricle, The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits (Upper Room Books, 2007)
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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
—Psalm 119:105 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Make me a channel of God’s love, to be suffused with the Holy Spirit and guided by the Holy Spirit in all things.
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