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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for February 15, 2023

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WEDNESDAY, February 15      THOMAS BRAY, Priest and Missionary, 1730

Psalm 119:144 The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting; grant me understanding, that I may live.

My children and I used to play a lot of board games when they were little, and occasionally, if I am lucky, those teenagers will play a game with me now. There is a lot of laughter, strategy, fellowship, and life-sharing when you play a board game.

Sometimes when we’re playing, I can feel myself getting pulled to other things. I need to grade papers and wash the dishes. I want to catch up on those last three episodes of whatever show I’m binging. 

But those things are distractions from how we are truly called to live. Life is with loved ones. They will not be around forever, and every moment counts. Make time for what’s important. Yes, the decrees are around forever, and there will be an afterlife, but this moment is only going to happen once. Life isn’t perfect all the time, but we can’t forget to live. 

MOVING FORWARD: Turn off the TV and your smart phone and put away your to-do lists. Instead, spend time with your loved ones, in conversation, during board games, or on a hike.

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PRAY for the Diocese of Southern Philippines

Today the Church remembers .

Ps 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144 | Isaiah 63:15—64:9 | 1 Timothy 3:1-16 | Mark 11:27—12:12



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