Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Vocare

 


Vocare

Loving God,
You have created in me
a unique expression of Divine love.
May I know that I am blessed,
loved, and cherished, exactly as I am.
May I step into the fullness of my being.
May I learn to trust in You, in the
same way You trust in me.
May I be alert and open-hearted,
so that I may hear Your voice,
O Divine Beloved,
calling me to bring my unique gifts,
to a world in need of care and healing.
Help me to know, in closeness to You,
that which is mine to do. Amen.

(Vocare is Latin for “to call.”)

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Jesus invites us into a story

 




“Jesus invites us into a story that is bigger than ourselves, bigger than our culture, bigger even than our imaginations, and yet we get to tell that story with the scandalous particularity of our particular moment and place in time. We are storytelling creatures because we are fashioned in the image of a storytelling God. May we never neglect the gift of that. May we never lose our love for telling the tale.”

–Rachel Held Evans, Inspired, p. 164