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Archive for June 8th, 2022

MEDITATION:

Written by Elizabeth J. Canham, a pastor, author, and teacher of spiritual formation. This is an excerpt from her book “Heart Whispers: Benedictine Wisdom for Today.”

Benedict chose to simplify his life in order to be more available to God, to listen, and to learn the way of Truth. Others with a similar yearning soon joined him, and guidelines for their life together became necessary; hence the Rule, for simplicity is not easy. There is a risk involved in refusing to live by cultural norms, as well as struggle in trusting God for daily needs. Most of us will not be called to monastic life; our challenge is to find ways to let go intentionally of our dependency on things, status, and expectations. Only then can we make space for God’s word.

PRAYER:

Written by Lesli White, a contemporary Christian author.

Dear Heavenly Father, help me to be grateful for what I have, to remember that I don’t need most of what I want, and that joy is found in simplicity and generosity. Amen.

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