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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 14, 2020

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SATURDAY, November 14         The Consecration of Samuel Seabury

Luke 16:10 Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.

This verse from Luke sticks with me, always. I’m not sure where along the path of my childhood I first heard it, but the attendant conviction that a person could go directly from using the office printer for personal copies to devouring widows’ houses is branded on my consciousness. And there is truth in that, as well as hyperbole.

On days when the world feels too heavy or when I worry about what kind of planet I’m leaving to my children, I remind myself that whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful in much. Then, I try to do the next little, faithful thing that I can. Just like the little white lies that quickly escalate, one small instance of love can snowball into a life lived with kindness, compassion, and grace.

MOVING FORWARD: Do you know someone who has been faithful in small ways? Thank that person with a letter or phone call.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Sabah (Malaysia) and Down & Dromore (Ireland)

Ps 87, 90 * 136 | Joel 3:9-17 | James 2:1-13 | Luke 16:10-17(18)



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