JESUS CHRIST said, “I will not leave you orphaned.” He said, “God is your Father.” He would not treat God and people differently. He did not speak of people and the transcendent God as separated. He did not teach that God is far off and to be feared. He did not teach that God had cast us off. Always God is the Comforter. God would have us feel that we are embraced in warm cotton.
– Toyohiko Kagawa
Writings of Toyohiko Kagawa
From page 67 of Writings of Toyohiko Kagawa, edited by Keith Beasley-Topliffe. Copyright ©1998 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
How would you describe God’s presence in your life? Share your thoughts.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105, NRSV
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This week we remember: Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14).
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