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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 21, 2014

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TUESDAY, October 21

Luke 10:1-2 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him.…He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”

College graduation ceremonies are very special celebrations as families and friends rejoice to see their loved ones in cap and gown. There usually are speeches, but I suspect the graduates listen more to the voice in their own heads and hearts, the one that says, “I made it! I passed my exams, and the whole world is ahead of me!” Some feel sad about leaving a place where they were known and appreciated; others can’t wait to move on.

As a teacher, I pray that graduates find paths that lead to satisfying and useful careers, building on the firm foundation of their education. They take so much into the world with them, all the book learning, all the friends they made, all the mistakes they made. No matter what they do, whether they work in shops or schools or offices, I always hope they will see themselves as apostles of clear thinking, respect for the past, creativity, and leadership. They themselves will plant the seeds of the future; and like the seventy disciples, they are being sent out into the world to work in the Lord’s fields.

PRAY for the Diocese of Iran (Jerusalem and the Middle East)

Ps 26, 28 * 36, 39; Ecclesiasticus 6:5-17; Revelation 7:9-17; Luke 10:1-16

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