How we care for ourselves impacts our relationship with God. This includes what we eat, how physically active we are, how we share and steward our resources, how we care for the earth, and how we honor the Sabbath.
Nurturing your spiritual relationship with God can be done in many different ways. For some of us, worship, prayer, and study of Scripture keep us grounded in our relationship. For others, it may be baking, music, art, retreats, walking in nature, journaling, or movement prayer that ground.
We are called to live well. And God calls us to share our gifts with others. It is part of our vocational identity as friends, daughters, sisters, aunts, and mothers to empower God’s people to embrace health and wholeness. As nurturers and caregivers, we have the opportunity to shape a new generation, to equip them to live as whole people of God.
We are all on a journey toward wellness. Let us live, wet from the waters of our baptism, as good stewards of God’s creation—our whole selves, body, mind, spirit, time, and possessions.
Tomorrow: Emotional and mental health
Today is the sixth Sunday of Easter and Mother’s Day. The readings for today are Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17. This message was adapted from the “Our Journey to Wellness” resource written in part by Tammy Devine and is available from the Women of the ELCA.