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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 5, 2015

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THURSDAY, March 5

John 5:19 Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.”

Every so often my son, Mark Anthony, will do or say something, and I know it is something that he has seen me or his mother doing. When I observe our son, I am reminded of a saying: children live what they learn and learn what they live.

As both children and parents, we know how much we are like our own parents and how much our children are like us. We are truly imitators of each other. When I observe our lives as faithful people, I am reminded of another saying: faith is caught, not taught.

Truth be told, our entire faith experience is based on imitation. We are called to be imitators of the God who loves the world, we are called to be imitators of the Prince of Peace, and we are called to be imitators of the God of life.

May we have the grace to be imitators of the God of love, compassion, forgiveness, and truth.

PRAY for the Diocese of Meath and Kildare (Dublin, Ireland)

Ps [70] 71 * 74; Jeremiah 4:9-10, 19-28; Romans 2:12-24; John 5:19-29

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