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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 1, 2020

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MONDAY, June 1                  The Visitation (tr)

Luke 1:45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.

I’ve always been amazed by Mary’s faith in saying yes to God. Though anxiety and fear and self-doubt must surely have reared their heads, she holds the greatest truth in her heart, even when others can’t see it. But this is the miracle of faith: When we hold onto the truth, God never leaves us in our doubts.

Elizabeth’s words encourage Mary, a gift from God to help her stay strong in her faith. These women help each other through the strange season they share together. You and I receive these gifts of faith and friendship when we open our eyes to see them. Too often we let these miraculous gifts from God slip through our fingers.

MOVING FORWARD: Each day this week, ask yourself the following questions: Who encourages you in your faith? When have you seen the Holy Spirit speaking through these relationships?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Liverpool (England), St. Asaph (Wales), and Grafton (Australia)

Ps 113 | 1 Samuel 2:1-10 | Romans 12:9-16b | Luke 1:39-57

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