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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 22, 2022

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Psalm 119:133 Steady my footsteps in your word; let no iniquity have dominion over me.

The answer to the questions asked of us at baptism is not, “We will,” but “We will, with God’s help.” The composers of that liturgy understood that as sincerely as we wish to follow God and live blameless lives, we can’t do so under our own power. We should expect to fail.

Knowing that we will fail is not an invitation to sin, but that knowledge should encourage us to get back up when we stumble—without beating ourselves up. Better to learn from our mistakes, confess our sins, be assured of God’s pardon, and ask God’s help in steadying our footsteps and defending us from the power of sin.

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PRAY for the Diocese of Makurdi (Nigeria)

Ps 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119: 121-144 | Numbers 16:36-50 Romans 4:13-25 | Matthew 20:1-16



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