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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for September 18, 2020

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FRIDAY, September 18                   Edward B. Pusey, Ember Day

John 12:36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.

For a moment with the dying sun before me and the warm rock beneath me, I feel peace settling into my bones. I breathe with the waves and am carried by gulls into even deeper peace. I allow myself to be taken by it, to dwell in it, and to begin to carry that peace within. I drive away with peace and light deeply seated in my heart and mind.

I believe this is the kind of having, believing, and becoming Jesus is calling us to embrace. This is a way of loving and being love that asks us to be still, to wallow in God’s love for us, to “believe” by letting down our guards and trusting love to keep us safe. These moments transform us, become part of us, and we carry them as part of our deepest selves. May I take the chance to have, believe, and become the light God has blessed me with today.

MOVING FORWARD: What manifestation of God can you give yourself over to today?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Muyinga (Burundi), Zanzibar (Tanzania), and Ikwo (Nigeria)

Ps 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73 | Esther 1:1-4,10-19 Acts 17:1-15 | John 12:36b-43



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