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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 17, 2019

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THURSDAY, January 17

Psalm 18:1 I love you, O Lord my strength, O Lord my stronghold, my crag, and my haven.

“I love you, Lord…” my mother’s voice still echoes in those words. Even when dementia clouded her thinking in conversations with people, she prayed with complete clarity.

Today’s readings are full of God’s might. In Psalm 18, God thunders out of heaven with hailstones and coals of fire to rout the enemy. In Mark, Jesus forgives the sins of a paralytic and heals him physically. In Ephesians, we learn that everyone in the world has access to God. We are saved—no longer separate from God or each other. Mighty works, indeed!

I believe in God’s might. But I also believe that what matters most to God, is our sincere and deep love. I can only imagine the joyful moment when my mom met Jesus face to face and they both proclaimed, “I love you.”

MOVING FORWARD: Whom do you need to love out loud today?

PRAY for the Diocese of Limerick & Killaloe (Ireland)

Ps 18:1-20 * 18:21-50 | Isaiah 41:17-29 | Ephesians 2:11-21 | Mark 2:1-12



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