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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 2, 2022

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SUNDAY, October 2
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Habakkuk 2:4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.

We’ve been blessed to have lived in several states and have always been fortunate to find an Episcopal church to call home.

Over the years, when I’ve talked with lay leaders and clergy about how our churches function, we routinely land on those humble, righteous members who just make things happen. These are, of course, the members of the altar guild and the ushers but also the folks who clean up after fellowship events and those who file the choir music. The righteous include the people who arrive early and shovel snow, open the doors, repair the dishwasher, take out the trash, call the missing, take the bulletins to the shut-ins, and listen while others, well, rant. Sometimes they’re officially part of a ministry team, but many times, they are just humble, righteous community members extending their faith. In Luke, Jesus extols just such humble service.

MOVING FORWARD: Who do you witness living by their faith? Write them a note of thanksgiving today.

PRAY for the Anglican Church of Canada

Today the Church remembers .

Ps 137 or Lamentations 3:19-26 * 37:1-10 | Lamentations 1:1-6 or Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 | 2 Timothy 1:1-14 | Luke 17:5-1

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