THE JEWISH PHILOSOPHER Philo of Alexandria is credited with saying, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” That wisdom not only offers good advice about how to treat others but also provides excellent counsel about how to treat yourself when you commit to traveling inward. Be kind to yourself. While it may feel at times as if you are fighting a great battle, the effort is worthwhile. Though difficult, the journey leads to a place of deep peace.
– Karla M. Kincannon
Creativity and Divine Surprise
From page 76 of Creativity and Divine Surprise: Finding the Place of Your Resurrection by Karla M. Kincannon. Copyright © 2005 by Karla M. Kincannon. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
How can you be gentle with yourself today? Share your thoughts.
The people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and him we will obey.”
Joshua 24:24, NRSV
This Week: pray for a willingness to obey the Lord. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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This week we remember: Antoinette Brown Blackwell (November 5).
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