Thought Provokers for the week leading to Sunday, July 17, 2016

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hese Thought Provokers may help you meditate on the text of the Gospel for this Sunday, Luke 10:38-42

When we have met our Lord
in the silent intimacy of our prayer,
then we will also meet him in the campo,
in the market,
and in the town square.
But when we have not met him
in the center of our own hearts,
we cannot expect to meet him
in the busyness of our daily lives.

Henri J. M. Nouwen, Gracias! A Latin American Journal

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Prayer should be the key of the morning
and the lock of the night.

Owen Felltham

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Just as husband and wife live out their lives against the backdrop of being married, so do we live out the entirety of our lives against the backdrop of a constant relationship with God. He is always there, always loving us, always ready to listen to us. As we recognize his unwavering commitment to us, we are able to live in the day to day adventure and challenge of his presence. We enjoy the dialogue. It’s as if we say, “Oh, I must talk to him about this!”

John Guest

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Christ always lives where there is room for him.
If there is room in your heart for Christ, he lives there;
if there is room in a law office for Christ, he lives there;
if there is room on a locomotive engine, he will be there;
if there is room in a baggage car, he will be there.

Sam Jones

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I felt God’s presence on the moon
more than I have ever felt it here on earth.

James B. Irwin, astronaut

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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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