Scot McKnight on spiritual formation as life story

The secret to The Pilgrim’s Progress, which most experts think created the modern novel, was [Bunyan’s] insight that, as life is a story, so also is spiritual formation a story–a journey from earth to heaven.

Scot McKnight, The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others, 291.

prayer for the week

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer