Question for reflection:
Gerontologist Jane Marie Thibault writes in 10 Gospel Promises for Later Life that suffering plays a role in shaping us as human beings. Suffering can be a source of spiritual growth and increase our empathy for the suffering of others (p.84). What suffering have you experienced, or witnessed in a loved one, that helps you empathize with others and show compassion to them during their suffering?
Prayer for the day:
Suffering is a gift that helps us walk with another and share their burden. Thanks be to God. Amen
~ Kim Ebersole, Director of Family Life and Older Adult MinistriesCongregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Lenten devotional, The Practice of Paying Attention, written by Dana Cassell, Minister of Youth Formation at the Manassas Church of the Brethren. (Available from Brethren Press in print and E-Book formats) Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, Dana’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.