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Keeping Close to the Word of Jesus

September 20

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The words of Jesus can keep us erect and confident in the midst of the turmoil of the end-time. They can support us, encourage us, and give us life even when everything around us speaks of death. Jesus’ words are food for eternal life. They do much more than give us ideas and inspiration. They lead us into the eternal life while we are still being clothed in mortal flesh.

When we keep close to the word of Jesus, reflecting on it, “chewing” on it, eating it as food for the soul, we will enter even more deeply into the everlasting love of God.

I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them. - John 17: 26 (NIV)

What practices help you keep close to the words of Jesus?

Henri Nouwen

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