* Read * Reflect * Respond * Rest (instructions for Lectio Divina)
Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”
~ Hebrews 13:1-6 NRSV
Questions with your Cup – Advent Week 3: *re•fill /rē’fil/ (verb) to fill (a container) again
Are you looking forward to your first cup today? Or really ready for a refill?
How are you waiting to be filled this Advent?
Satan knows your name, but he calls you by your sin. God knows your sin and calls you by your name. ~ Unknown
When you’re in the weeds listen closely for the Voice of Truth whispering through your friends. ~ KariAnn Lessner
A major criterion for judging the anxiety level of any society is the loss of its capacity to be playful. ~ Edwin H. Friedman
What, more do you want, 0 soul! And what else do you search for outside, when within yourself you possess your riches, delights, satisfactions, fullness, and kingdom -your Beloved whom you desire and seek? Be joyful and gladdened in your interior recollection with Him, for you have Him so close to you. Desire Him there, adore Him there. Do not go in pursuit of Him outside yourself. You will only become distracted and wearied thereby, and you shall not find Him, nor enjoy Him more securely, nor sooner, nor more intimately than by seeking Him within you. ~ St. John of the Cross
Prayer: *pray for this process of filling and refilling.
For the soul that is quick to turn to speaking and slow to turn to God, Lord hear our prayer. #creditstjohnofthecross
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