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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 16, 2019

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TUESDAY, April 16
Tuesday in Holy Week

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.

All of us have weaknesses and limitations—emotional, spiritual, or physical. These characteristics are there for a reason. God’s best work is accomplished using weak, broken, and wounded people to transform communities into forces that can accomplish great things. The core of our Christian life is not what we can offer God but what God can accomplish through us.

Regardless of how imperfect we may be, God does not call the qualified; God qualifies those who are called. When Jesus calls his disciples, some cannot stay awake as Jesus prays, and others argue over who will be the greatest. With this band of misfit disciples, Christ builds his church. As we continue this work as Jesus’ disciples, we too can be used—even with all of our flaws and limitations—to the glory of God and for the love of God’s people. Thanks be to God.

MOVING FORWARD: What weakness in your life has God used for good?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Nebraska and Nevada

Ps 71:1-14 | Isaiah 49:1-7 | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 | John 12:20-36



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