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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for September 15, 2020

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TUESDAY, September 15         Catherine of Genoa

John 12:19 The Pharisees then said to one another, “You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!”

These words spoken by the Pharisees after seeing Jesus ride triumphant into Jerusalem for the Passover strike me as both folly and cause for celebration. For one, God’s movement in the world is too powerful for evil to overcome. God moves in the world, and the world rejoices—it can look like there is no turning back. And yet, the world can be fickle. God’s grace continues to flow, but the path is not straight.

There is a hopelessness that can come from looking at our planet’s climate crisis. Can we do nothing? Has the world chased too far after the false god of fossil fuels? Or are we looking at too small a picture? The arc of history can be confusing, and it can be hard to know if we are zooming out far enough to comprehend what God is doing. As we engage in God’s work, may we be granted the wisdom to discern our part in that great arc toward redemption.

MOVING FORWARD: Visit your local farmers’ market this weekend for some great late-summer produce!

PRAY for the Dioceses of Mundu (South Sudan), Yukon (Canada), and Ikka (Nigeria)

Ps 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36 | Job 40:1; 41:1-11 | Acts 16:6-15 | John 12:9-19



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