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Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.

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Today's Meditation


1 John 2:15a Do not love the world or the things in the world.

We receive a confusing challenge from our reading in 1 John today, “Do not love the world or the things in the world.” I wonder if part of the challenge comes with using the word “love.” English offers us just one word—and we use it rather indiscriminately with family members, pets, friends, and inanimate objects. I love my grandfather, and I love pimento cheese. We have a variety of ways to express care, affection, and even fondness for others.


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