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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 17, 2020

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TUESDAY, March 17                  Patrick of Ireland

Psalm 78:3-4 That which we have heard and known, and what our forefathers have told us, we will not hide from their children. We will recount to generations to come the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD, and the wonderful works he has done.

What God reveals in Jesus is not a new idea or something wholly different from ways God has acted before. God has been at the same work all along.

Today’s psalm is full of the stories of God’s provision, compassion, and presence through history. In our gospel reading, we hear that Jesus can do no deed of power in Nazareth. The incarnation gives a whole new spin on God’s grace in our ordinary lives. Jesus’ message and ministry change the world by inviting us to answer the call to be the change we want to see in the world.

Tell the truth you know, extend the truth and grace you have received. Seek justice, mercy, and peace because, as Paul’s letter to the Corinthians tells us, we now “have the Spirit of God.”

MOVING FORWARD: Tell a story about the faithful goodness of God in your life.

PRAY for the Diocese of Kaduna (Nigeria)

Ps 78:1-39 * 78:40-72 | Genesis 45:1-15 | 1 Corinthians 7:32-40 | Mark 6:1-13

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