I believe that asking What if? is a worthwhile spiritual practice. It keeps our eyes and minds open to what God is doing in the world, and it keeps us grounded as well. If we will simply follow Jesus into the world with a willingness to love, God will do the transformative work in us and in others. It may not look the way we expect it to look, and it may not happen on our time frames. That’s okay because it’s not about us. It’s about what God is doing in the world. What if all of Jesus’ apprentices imagined a world made whole and holy by the love and grace of God?
—Rebecca Bruff, Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living (Upper Room Books, 2014)
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But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
—Matthew 14:27 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love.
(From the Peace Prayer of St. Francis)
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