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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 11, 2021

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MONDAY, October 11                           Philip

Matthew 10:12-13 As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

How good it feels to be at peace with yourself, with others, and with God. At the same time, you can only have peace with God if you truly seek it out. This peace comes from proclaiming the good news of Jesus, present in our own lives and in the world. Jesus commands us to proclaim that peace to the nations, with faith, hope, and love.

Once we find and accept the abiding peace of Jesus, we cannot be the same as before because now we preach with our lives. We teach about Christ in a world that needs a shout of hope.

I love who I am and what I do, which is nothing more than serving my neighbor and proclaiming the kingdom of God on earth. The day I lose who I am and what I proclaim will be the day I die.

MOVING FORWARD: As you encounter others today, say quietly to yourself, “The peace of the Lord be always with you.” Reflect upon whether that practice changed your encounters with them.

PRAY for the Diocese of Georgia (USA)

Ps 1, 2,3 * 4, 7 | Jeremiah 36:11-26 | 1 Corinthians 13:(1-3)4-13 | Matthew 10:5-15

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