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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

We forgive you mommy

“If you knew the gift of God…” are words imputed to Christ Jesus in the Gospel John. This gift of God is also imputed to us.

God’s gifts are not restricted to that which can be observed and studied, the material reality. God’s gifts are not reducible to only that which can be discovered in the tangible world.

God’s gifts are spiritual truths that inspire, heal, and restore.

the_lords_prayer_childrenA young mother recently said she had a really bad day last week. She was upset and impatient with her children, even putting them to bed without saying prayers. In the dark night, she quieted herself and felt God restore her relationship to Him.

The next morning, she apologized to her children for being upset the day before. Her children looked at her and said, “Oh, we forgive you mommy.”

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