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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 11, 2018

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SATURDAY, August 11

Psalm 87:6 The singers and the dancers will say, “All my fresh springs are in you.”

Sometime in 1978, Bob Dylan picked up a silver cross that had been tossed on stage during a concert. This small act eventually led Dylan to a very public conversion to Christianity—and a couple of albums with decidedly gospel-driven themes.

Dylan seemed to grasp that his gift to create music and write lyrics sprang directly from God. He is not the only artist to come to this conclusion in the middle of his career. Many other artists over the centuries have come to the same conclusions at similar moments. 

One of the greatest gifts in being a creator is that the act of creating something connects us in distinctive ways to the source of all creativity, love, and blessings. What can you create today that will bring you into closer relationship with God? 

MOVING FORWARD: We hear a lot about love languages, but what about creative languages? Which one is your favorite? Let us know by using #ForwardDayByDay. 

PRAY for the Diocese of Fianarantsoa (Indian Ocean)

Today the Church remembers Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253.

Ps 87, 90 * 136 | Judges 9:22-25, 50-57 | Acts 4:32—5:11 | John 2:13-25 



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