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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 18, 2022

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WEDNESDAY, May 18
[Thurgood Marshall]

Leviticus 19:5 When you offer a sacrifice of well-being to the LORD, offer it in such a way that it is acceptable on your behalf.

Mother was a skillful seamstress and sewed my older sister’s prom dress. The night before the prom, she was tired, and it was not going well. My dad asked, “Why don’t you finish it tomorrow?” Knowing her full plate, she replied, “You don’t need a prom dress after the prom.”

We know that if we sleep in on Sunday morning, we are going to miss the party.

Today, we remember Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court. His life and decisions reflected the concern that if we are going to be righteous, we need to be so now, not later. If we are going to respect the worth and dignity of all God’s children, we need to do so now. If we are going to think carefully about how we arrange our lives for the betterment of some at the expense of others, we need to do so now. The way we live our lives is a sacrifice, and it needs to be acceptable.

MOVING FORWARD: Stop putting off the thing God is calling you to. Take the first step today.

PRAY for the Diocese of Llandaff (Wales)

Ps 72 * 119:73-96 | Leviticus 19:1-18 | 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 | Matthew 6:19-24

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