Amid all the fear that characterizes our time,
we Christians are summoned to live in joy and communicate joy—
joy in spite of fear, joy in the midst of fear.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
from You Crown the Year with Your Goodness
(December sunset in Georgia 2013 / Julie Cook)
“Prayers are God-filled words in which our love and God’s love are joined.
That love embraces the people for whom we are praying,
and love always changes people and situations.
This doesn’t mean that we will always get what we want,
but Jesus does promise that we will get what we need.”
Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM, p. 14
An Except From
Daily Meditations with the Holy Spirit
[…] summoned to live… […]
Julie, such truth about prayer. And when we pray, we are changed as well. God is so good!
Beautiful words which paint a picture of hugging someone with our prayers. My prayers are with you as you enter the next chapter. I pray that God will give you the strength to endure all the hard work ahead and give you the peace that you made the right decision. Prayer hugs to you.