Words of Hope During COVID-19
Dan Moseley, author of this week’s featured book, Lose, Love, Live, says that during this pandemic, we have more questions than answers. He believes God is present in the questions, in the empty space not cluttered with all our normal answers.
Being in touch with our anger and fear and anxiety is a vital part of growing spiritually. To grow spiritually requires centering our lives in that which can sustain us in the midst of the changing world around us. Spiritual strength is the ability to stay on course even when the winds of threat and fear would knock us off. If we are in touch with our fears and our anger, then we are more aware of what we are putting our trust in. … To trust in the energy of life that creates and re-creates us, ever calling us into a new world, is to be defined by that which has eternal qualities.
—Dan Moseley, Lose, Love, Live: The Spiritual Gifts of Loss and Change (Upper Room Books, 2011)
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When I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
—Psalm 56:3 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Loving God, gather us together and bring us comfort like a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
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