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episode 23:
Bringing God into Being

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“As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their ‘right’ place.”

-Henri Nouwen

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Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:34-40

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Trying to set people “right” is all too often less about helping them out and more about exerting our superiority or control over the world. Some Pharisees tried to set Jesus right and he shut them down by talking about proper priorities; try the same this week. Whenever you have an opportunity to prove someone else “wrong” (and therefore yourself “right”), resist the impulse and instead shift your perspective to a larger one that takes into consideration the grander narrative that your life is writing.

Read: Daily Prayers from the Book of Common Prayer

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