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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 4, 2018

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THURSDAY, January 4

John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Is there room on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for one more monument? Let’s build a National Light of Reconciliation—a beacon of light visible from everywhere in the capital. A light to blaze a trail through the darkness that divides us when we close our eyes to the humanity we all share.

Let us surround the light with statues of people of all ages, holding hands and representing all of America’s racial and cultural diversity. A round monument with no walls, it will be open to every point on the compass. We will start a relay of reconciling lights around the world, shining from one person to another.

Before Jesus left this world, he told us we were the light of the world. What a revolutionary revelation—a power the human race has yet to harness. Let us stand together as children of God, shining the light of reconciliation brightly so that even those who shut their eyes will see.

MOVING FORWARD: Light a candle during your prayer time.

PRAY for the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney (Scotland)

Ps 85, 87 * 89:1-29 | Joshua 3:14—4:7 | Ephesians 5:1-20 | John 9:1-12, 35-38



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