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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 18, 2017

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SUNDAY, June 18      2 Pentecost

Matthew 9:38b Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

Years ago, my sister’s car was hit head-on by a truck that jumped the median. People stopped to call 911 and put their hands on the car, praying that the woman trapped inside would live. The men who brought the Jaws of Life, the crew in the rescue helicopter, her doctors, and therapists all played critical roles; so did her family and friends. Every day of her five months of rehabilitation, dinner for her family appeared in the “magic ice chest” on the front porch, filled by a rotating team of friends from all the corners of her life.

Jesus needs laborers for the harvest to take care of the myriad tasks of bringing life to others. Jesus asks us to be those laborers. My sister—a recipient of long-term help—returned to her role as one of Jesus’ laborers as an art teacher who collaborates on art/faith retreats with her church community and volunteers to do art with inner-city children.

How very meaningful to be a laborer in Jesus’ harvest.

MOVING FORWARD: Is there someone in your life who could use a magic ice chest? Find a way to share your harvest and bring life to another laborer.

PRAY for the Diocese of The Northern Territory (Australia)

Today the Church remembers Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Mashonaland, 1896.

Ps 116:1, 10-17 and Genesis 18:1-15,(21:1-7) –OR– Ps 100 and Exodus 19:2-8a | Romans 5:1-8 | Matthew 9:35—10:8(9-23)



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