TO COMMIT TO FOLLOWING JESUS is to commit myself to a lifelong journey of being led where Jesus wants me to go and not necessarily where I want to go. This situation often causes opposition within myself. Jesus may call me to do what I do not normally and easily do. Jesus may ask me to wait or remain silent when I wish to speak or move on. In each of these cases I experience opposition within to what Jesus calls me to do and to be.
- Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job
A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God
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When has your desire been in conflict with Jesus’ desire for you? Share your thoughts.
Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
John 12:3, NRSV
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This week we remember Patrick of Ireland (March 17).
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