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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 19, 2019

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FRIDAY, July 19

Mark 3:13-14 He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the message.

Since moving to Seattle, I have come to appreciate a healthy protest. It’s in the DNA of this city to march in the streets. That civic identity has meant that I’ve had quite a few opportunities to witness and participate in this holy discipline.

I recently participated in a counterprotest against a white supremacist rally. My brave-hearted friends shared their wisdom and safety tips with me. We met at a coffee shop and made some last-minute signs. These friends helped me understand what was going on and kept me safe through some scary turns in the experience.

These teachers of mine were wise enough to know that even after a long (and sometimes frightening) day, the work matters and must continue. They sounded just like Jesus to me.

MOVING FORWARD: Have you ever participated in a protest? Why or why not? What inspires you to stand up and speak out?  

PRAY for the Diocese of Port Sudan (Sudan)

Ps 31 * 35 | 1 Samuel 21:1-15 | Acts 13:13-25 | Mark 3:7-19a

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