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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for December 20, 2014

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SATURDAY, December 20       Ember Day

Jude 18-21 But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God; look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

We prepare for the heavenly kingdom by uniting and reconciling with others. The coming of our Lord is a new age for humanity and all creation so that all shall be well. In Christ we are completed, redeemed, and fulfilled. We are to be branches of one vine, members of one glorious body, and to share one life in the fullness of love. The coming of God’s kingdom on earth is sharing Christ’s life in union with others, including those who may be different from us or separated from us now.

Unresolved divisions tear away at the coming of God’s kingdom. A house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25). Christ’s life and love are undivided. We obstruct the approaching kingdom of God if we attempt to welcome Christ while excluding or remaining separate from others he loves. God comes with mercy for us and invites us to share his mercy generously.

PRAY for the Diocese of Kondoa (Tanzania)

Ps 55 * 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Isaiah 10:20-27; Jude 17-25; Luke 3:9

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