Lenten Devotion Day 30 – Unlikely Teachers

May 28

John 15: 4-9

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.

Media: Theologian Henri Nouwen shares a personal story about how an individual he was helping became an unlikely teacher for him.

Response:  Who are the unlikely teachers in your life? Plan a visit or conversation with them, and focus on what God is teaching you through them. Then, tell them what you have learned from them.

Prayer Focus:  Lord, help me to be open to unlikely teachers and to new ways of abiding in you.

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