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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 27, 2015

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MONDAY, July 27

Acts 15:39 They parted company.

Paul and Barnabas seem to agree on a key point of their disagreement. Their disagreement was never about the life-changing message of the life and love of Jesus. In fact, the whole issue seems to be rooted in whether Barnabas’ nephew was going to keep traveling with them. This is so not about Jesus and wasn’t something that needed to be brought up as a matter of faith in their travels. Instead of continuing to argue about it and for their personal disagreement to become a hindrance, Paul and Barnabas agree to simply keep doing what they were doing, only not with each other. And God bless them for that kind and simple gesture.

The message of Jesus’ love transforming and changing should always take precedence. They move on separately, toward the same goal, with a peace between them that must have passed their understandings in order to have held up so well. I’m grateful for their example and encouragement today.

PRAY for the Diocese of Ruaha (Tanzania)

Today the Church remembers William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909.

Ps 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; 2 Samuel 2:1-11; Acts 15:36—16:5; Mark 6:14-29

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