August 27, 2023

Mercy to Our Bodies

How do we show mercy to our bodies as God does? Gena St. David juxtaposes a living sacrifice with the death dealing ways we often do violence to our bodies. She explores how showing mercy, as God does, to our bodies through gentleness, rest, and healing is an act of worship. [Romans 12:1-2]


  • Where is God inviting me to try softer this week?
  • What prevents me from resting when I need to?
  • Whose help could I ask for in my healing process?


  • Book: Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode–and into a Life of Connection and Joy by Aundi Kolber
  • Book: Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey
  • Book: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

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