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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 18, 2019

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THURSDAY, April 18                  Maundy Thursday

John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

In my work, I am often afforded the grace of being present with people during their death processes. There are many “blessin’s and lessons” witnessed in these sacred moments and quiet rooms.

Occasionally, the person dying may want to leave a message for loved ones. Quite often, the person wants to apologize and ask for forgiveness. I always remind families to be attentive to “the last words” because they are usually important messages.

On Maundy Thursday, Jesus offers some of his last words to his disciples: I give you a new commandment: Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you. Jesus’ words are for his disciples and for us. May we remember these sacred words and strive to live into them each and every day.

MOVING FORWARD: Commit an act of radical love today.

PRAY for the Dioceses of New Busa and Ndokwa

Ps 116:1, 10-17 | Exodus 12:1-4(5-10), 11-14 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 | John 13:1-17, 31b-35



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