WISDOM VIEWS the rising sun and the majestic silences of nature as daily messages from God. God is patient; God waits for us to get it right — or continues to work with us, despite our every error and lapse of conscience, in the sinews of every prayer and doctrinal attempt, every compassionate act, every encounter with stone and wind, every effort to read scripture and remember the Creator.
– Ray Waddle
Against the Grain
From p. 147 of Against the Grain: Unconventional Wisdom from Ecclesiastes by Ray Waddle. Copyright © 2003 by Ray Waddle. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. All Rights Reserved. http://www.upperroom.org/bookstore/. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Think of the last time you saw the sun rise or set. Give a prayer of thanks for its wonder. Share your thoughts.
Today’s Scripture Reading
Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?”
Matthew 18:21, NRSV
This Week: Pray for those who live with chronic illness. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.
Tips for Your Spirit:
This week we remember Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5).
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