Formation Fridays: Love Never Fails

Two weeks ago, Pastor Becky wrote a phenomenal post about practicing Lectio Divina (link to the post). This week, as we conclude our reflections on love and transition to a series on joy, I would like for us to participate in this practice together.

I have selected a passage for us to meditate on together. I pray that the Lord will speak to you through these words:

But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is created.

Romans 8:37-39

Remember the steps are simple:

  • Relax and refocus (silencio)
  • Read (lectio)
  • Reflect (meditatio)
  • Respond (oratio)
  • Rest (contemplatio)
  • Trying it on (incarnatio)

Also, remember that this isn’t something to achieve, something to check off your list, or something to win at. Contemplative practice is about showing up and collaborating with God. Be present with yourself and with God as you reflect on the passage. Listen to what God is saying to you through these words.

May you hear God’s voice and act according to God’s great love for you,

Pastor Todd King

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