Words of Hope During COVID-19
Rev. Rachel Gilmore, on staff at Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church, reports on how the COVID quarantine has offered her family creative opportunities to slow down, reconnect with God, and deepen their relationships with each other.
Those who practice the grace-full art of forgiveness know increasing joy and freedom in their relationships. Forgiveness is one of the eminent signs of the vitality of the Holy Spirit in our midst. The Spirit ever plays the flute within, inviting us to dance to its tune. The Spirit keeps nudging the image of God hid deep in the soul, reshaping it to look more like the one who fashioned it. The Spirit breathes possibility into impossibility and authorizes us to forgive as God forgives.
—Marjorie J. Thompson, Companions in Christ: The Way of Forgiveness (Upper Room Books, 2002)
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Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
—2 Corinthians 3:17 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, your love, and your forgiveness.
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