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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 25, 2018

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THURSDAY, January 25     Confession of Saint Paul, Apostle

Psalm 67:1 May God be merciful to us and bless us, show us the light of his countenance and come to us.

Imagine the glory of God’s face shining upon us. When we look into the eyes of someone who truly loves us, do we feel the penetrating beams of this divine light in our hearts? What a miracle to be that light for each other. Theologian Henri Nouwen writes, “There is no clearer way to discern the presence of God’s Spirit than to identify the moments of unification, healing, restoration, and reconciliation.”

A Paris newspaper ran an article in 2008 about the possible election of the first African-American president in U.S. history. La Croix (The Cross) concluded the article with the experience in Prince Edward County and the Light of Reconciliation. One healing light in a small Virginia town somehow reached the Eiffel Tower. How far might a national Light of Reconciliation travel? As far, perhaps, as your own community?

Reconciliation is like the look of love in someone’s eyes, and it provides a glimpse of God’s face shining upon us. People are praying on both sides of the barriers we allow to divide us. What are we waiting for?

MOVING FORWARD: Paint a picture, take a photograph, or write a poem that reflects the glory of God. Share it at #ForwardDayByDay.

PRAY for the Diocese of Amichi (Nigeria)

Today the Church remembers The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.

Ps 67 | Acts 26:9-21 | Galatians 1:11-24 | Matthew 10:16-22



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