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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for September 2, 2020

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WEDNESDAY, September 2
The Martyrs of New Guinea

Job 14:1-2 A mortal, born of woman, few of days and full of trouble, comes up like a flower and withers, flees like a shadow and does not last.

In my work, I sometimes feel very important. The leaders of the organizations I counsel make space in their calendars for our meetings. They review the materials I send in advance of our meetings and express gratitude as we tie up loose ends.

These meetings and the relationships we cultivate are a tiny blip in the life of an organization. Most employees will never know those meetings happened, and the impacts will be so intermixed with all the other contributing factors of organizational success or failure that it will be impossible to assign credit or blame to any one factor in the end.

Our world is not populated by superheroes—nothing great can ever be attributed to a single individual. The web the Holy Spirit weaves between us is complex and interdependent. The story of which we are a part matters—even our shadows lend movement and life to the forward march of a spectacular universe.

MOVING FORWARD: How do you stay humble in your work?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Morobo (South Sudan) and Worcester (England)

Ps 38 * 119:25-48 | Job 12:1; 14:1-22 | Acts 12:18-25 | John 8:47-59

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