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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 26, 2018

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SUNDAY August 26      14 Pentecost

John 6:64 “But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him.

Some of my friends are distressed because their adult children have fallen away from regular church attendance. These parents tried hard to raise their children to love the church as much as they did and feel deeply hurt when their children slowly drift away from the faith.

I can relate—but mostly to the children. I was a pious altar boy when I was young. When I moved away to college, I also moved away from church. I began to doubt everything about Christianity, certain that I was too smart to believe in God. In graduate school, I became interested in religion again. Finally, at thirty, I started to re-engage with my childhood faith—first through books and then through my local Episcopal church.

God works in mysterious ways, and always in God’s time—not ours. Don’t worry too much. The kids will be fine.

MOVING FORWARD: Say a special prayer of intention for renewed faith in your own children and all of God’s children.

PRAY for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa 

Ps 84 and 1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11),22-30, 41-43 -OR- Ps 34:15-22 and Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 | Ephesians 6:10-20 | John 6:56-69 

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