“IF I DID NOT SIMPLY LIVE from one moment to the next, it would be impossible for me to keep my patience. I can see only the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to think about the future. We get discouraged and feel despair because we brood about the past and future. It is such folly to pass one’s time fretting, instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus.”
– Théresè of Lisieux, quoted in A Guide to Prayer for All God’s People
– Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck
A Guide to Prayer for All God’s People
Théresè of Lisieux, quoted on pages 166-167 of A Guide to Prayer for All God’s People by Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck. Copyright © 1990 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
What spiritual practices help you live in the present? Share your thoughts.
God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:31, NRSV
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This week we remember: Sister Thea Bowman (March 30).
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