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Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.

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Today's Meditation


Matthew 27:46. Jesus cried with a loud voice, “…My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

It is impossible for humans to understand God. Our efforts are like exploring the Grand Canyon with our eyes closed. We can get some of the truth but not much of it. When our limited comprehension comes up against wider and deeper truth about God, we often interpret the experience as betrayal, as if God were bound to our limited understandings. How could God care for those I hate? How could God fail to protect those I love? How could God not champion the causes I believe in? How could God forsake me that way?


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