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Archive for September 3rd, 2021

Cleansing Process

MEDITATION:

Written by Martin Luther (1483-1546), a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and leader of the Protestant Reformation.

This life, therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed.

PRAYER:

Written by Richard John Neuhaus (1936-2009), a Christian cleric and writer.

Lord Jesus Christ, like the centurion’s servant, we are in distress. Save us from the sin of presumption and complaint, for we have no claim on your love other than the promise that you love us. Purge us, cleanse us, empty us, open us, so that our every moment becomes a gift in response to your gift of life eternal, beginning now.  Amen. Let it be.

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