PRECISELY BECAUSE GOD is so gracious and generous toward us, in the face of all our waywardness, the Christian life is especially marked by gratitude and trust. Gratitude is the hallmark of the heart that knows its Redeemer personally and intimately. Grasping the true significance of God’s gift overwhelms the soul with thanksgiving. And a thankful life is naturally a generous life, desiring ways to give something back to God however small the gesture may seem.
– Embracing the Journey
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4:11 “This Jesus is ‘the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.'”
Acts 4:11, NRSV
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This week we remember: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (April 17).
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