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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 26, 2014

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SUNDAY, October 26       20 Pentecost

Deuteronomy 34:4 The LORD said to [Moses], “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants’; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”

Our lives are full of creativity, whether we paint or knit, run a business or raise a family. Whatever it is, we have all seen in our imagination the completion of a project. The son or daughter in college, the finished watercolor, the successful business—all these are what our hearts yearned for.

Sometimes, though, the unexpected happens, and the project is transformed beyond our wildest dreams. The watercolor captures the glint of light on the mountains, the business becomes a philanthropic blessing to the community—it is so much better than we ever could have planned. Often, however, like Moses, we need to face the inevitable. We lay hands on the clay, but someone else will shape it; we teach students a lesson, but they will need to carry it out.

May God give us the grace to plan abundantly, the courage to persevere, and the generosity of heart to allow someone else to bring our plans to fruition.

PRAY for The Church of Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) and the Dioceses of Colombo and Kurunagala

Ps 90:1-6, 13-17; Deuteronomy 34:1-12 – OR – Ps 1 and Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46



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