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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

MONDAY, June 21

Luke 21:29-31 Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.”

In this part of Luke, Jesus reveals that things are changing and will continue to change.

The phrase “the already but not yet” has been used to describe this dual existence of the kingdom: it’s here already, and it is to come. I was raised in perfect ignorance of the “already” part, thinking that God’s kingdom is far off in a somewhat scary future. The good news is that it’s also here—now.


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