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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 20, 2022

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FRIDAY, May 20
[Alcuin of York]

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

Usually, we think of these words as comfortable and encouraging.

Our society is becoming more polarized, and our politics are becoming more strident and judgmental. It makes me wonder if we are adopting a darker and more disturbing saying: “If you search for something to be mad about it, then you will find it.”

Are we seeking to find good, or are we seeking evil?

MOVING FORWARD: Take an honest assessment of your relationships and your presence on social media. Are you friends with people who disagree with you politically—or who look, act, or talk differently from you? How can you engage in authentic and respectful conversations, especially when you disagree?

PRAY for the Diocese of Lokoja (Nigeria)

Ps 106:1-18 * 106:19-48 | Leviticus 23:1-22 | 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 | Matthew 7:1-12

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