WHY IS IT so hard for us to believe that God’s love really is unconditional and that we should imitate God’s love not only for others, but also for ourselves?
Perhaps we have regarded self-centered behavior too harshly. We are unwilling or unable to give ourselves the same gentle grace that God offers us and that we believe should be offered to others. Leap from doubt to belief and remember that God loves you, delights in you, and yearns for your response.
– Rueben P. Job
A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God
From pages 389-390 of A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job. Copyright © 2003 by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
As you pray, address these words to God: “You love me, you delight in me, you yearn for my response.” Share your thoughts.
Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
Psalm 147:1, NRSV
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This week we remember: Brigid of Ireland (February 1).
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