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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 29, 2016

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FRIDAY, April 29

Leviticus 23:3b But the seventh day is a sabbath of complete rest.

Sometimes words creep into conversations that seem to come from somewhere else. Once, after a lot of travel, I told a friend, “I need to go let my soul catch up with my body.” That moment of insight comes back again and again when I am doing too much.

I am grateful that our tradition commands us to take solemn rest. It may be the most countercultural commandment. God set the model. I need the reminder and commandment to rest; otherwise I could be used up. Instead I remember, from time to time, to metaphorically let my soul catch up with my body.

PRAY for the Anglican Church of Kenya

Today the Church remembers Catherine of Siena, 1380.

Ps 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Leviticus 23:1-22; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17; Matthew 7:1-12



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