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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 19, 2020

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SUNDAY, January 19                           2 Epiphany

1 Corinthians 1:8-9 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Everything about Christ defies this world’s measures of success and list of correct priorities. I can understand why following Jesus’ path may seem bonkers to those living outside of our faith. Our King is crowned with thorns and proclaimed King of the Jews on a Roman cross.

In a world that proclaims, “You get what you earn,” we receive grace we could never earn. In a world that cries, “What’s in it for me?” we’re called to treat the least of these as Christ himself. In a world that says, “Stranger danger,” Christ tells us to love not just neighbors, but enemies. We follow a Savior who calls us to take up our cross, to lay down our lives, and follow him to Golgotha and the glory of the kingdom.

MOVING FORWARD: When was the last time your wisdom was challenged by God’s grace and mercy? How did this change you?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Harare (Zimbabwe) and Luapula (Zambia)

Ps 40: 1-12 | Isaiah 49:1-7 | 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 | John 1:29-42



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