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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 1, 2015

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SATURDAY, August 1

Acts 17:27 So that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us.

The summer before high school, I had a conversion experience. A senior came and spoke to our youth group at church. As he described his relationship with God, I was captivated by the thought that I could experience this type of love.

This high school student shared with me the good news that I could know God and that God wanted to know me. The beauty of knowing that this was the purpose of my life was stunning and staggering, and my life has never been the same. Everything from that night on was different for me. Wanting to be known and loved, and to know and love in return, set my life on a new trajectory.

There have been, and will continue to be, uncertainties and unknowable things along my journey of faith. One thought, the best thought, has been my North Star, the way I navigate this journey: There is a God who is love, who invites me into relationship, who is closer than my next breath.

PRAY for the Diocese of Remo (Legos, Nigeria)

Today the Church remembers Joseph of Arimathea.

Ps 75, 76 * 23, 27; 2 Samuel 5:22—6:11; Acts 17:16-34; Mark 8:1-10



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