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Inspiring readers since our first issue was published in 1935, Forward Day by Day remains a significant resource for daily prayer and Bible study to more than a half million readers worldwide.
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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Romans 5:1-5. God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.Today we celebrate—not an event in Jesus’ life—but a doctrine: The Trinity. We believe that the one God exists as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In her sermon called “What is the sound of three hands clapping?” (in Home by Another Way, Cowley Publications, 1999, pp. 151-54), Episcopal priest and writer Barbara Brown Taylor likens the Trinity to a Zen koan. A koan is a bit like a riddle with no answer. It is experienced more than it is understood. How can God be one and also three?