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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for December 9, 2016

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FRIDAY, December 9

Luke 22:19 Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

On Sundays, the priest invites the congregation to join her around the altar, and I rush to the back of the chapel to repeat the invitation aloud, in English and Spanish, “Everyone is invited to the table. Everyone!” We are all welcome—the homeless man sitting in the back row, those with canes, walkers, and wheelchairs, the shy Latino unmarried couple who came with a four-week-old baby in their arms. When we say everyone, we really mean it.

We join the prayers of the sick and the lonely, and the circle expands. We join the prayers of refugees desperately trying to reach Athens, Sweden, or Toronto, and the circle expands. We join your prayers as well. In fact we join the prayers of every person who prays.

We hold hands, say the Lord’s Prayer, and share the bread and the wine. We are not just taking in the body of Christ—we are becoming the Body of Christ.

PRAY for the Diocese of Keewatin (Rupert’s Land, Canada)

Ps 31 * 35; Isaiah 7:10-25; 2 Thessalonians 2:13—3:5; Luke 22:14-30

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