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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 25, 2023

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Acts 26:15a I asked, “Who are you, Lord?”

Saint Peter is famously asked by our Lord, “Who do you say that I am?” In today’s reading, it is Saint Paul who recognizes and asks Jesus, “Who are you, Lord?” On his way to Damascus, Paul is stopped in his tracks by a light brighter than the sun. Sometimes, our encounters with God are like this: a clear voice calls us by name, and the experience changes our life forever.

Today, who do you say that Jesus is? And when you ask, in turn, “Who are you, Jesus?”, what have you heard or experienced in response? Whatever the answer, Peter and Paul teach us that Jesus also yearns for a response from us. Both men knew fear and doubt, but each stepped out in faith. Peter became the first bishop of the church, and Paul proclaimed the gospel to the Gentiles. May we follow in their example, letting ourselves be changed by the answer to the question: Who is Jesus?

MOVING FORWARD: In your journal or on a scrap of paper, jot down some answers to the question: Who are you, Lord?

PRAY for the Diocese of Panyana (South Sudan)

Today the Church remembers .

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



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