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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 25, 2016

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MONDAY, January 25       The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

Matthew 10:19 When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time.

We’ve all searched for the right words to offer a friend in need of guidance. And most of us have probably found our tongues tied during a passionate exchange over right and wrong. Sometimes, my fear of saying the wrong thing keeps me from speaking up at all.

This verse from Matthew’s Gospel reminds me of a truth I already know: when we speak out of love, saying something is better than remaining silent. This is true when speaking to people we love and when we speak to power. Whether we are offering comfort to a friend or lobbying for change in our community, we will eventually think of the right words to say. They may not always be the most beautiful words, but the fact that we have the courage to speak (and that we do so out of love) is often enough to make a difference.

PRAY for the Diocese of All Saints Cathedral (Kenya)

Today the Church remembers The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.

Ps 67; Acts 26:9-21; Galatians 1:11-24; Matthew 10:16-22



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