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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 27, 2019

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WEDNESDAY, November 27

1 Peter 2:10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

As a child, I learned about a country called Yugoslavia. Children today learn instead about Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo. National identities suppressed by centuries of empire building and colonization have presented themselves and demanded recognition over the past few decades.

Such assertions of identity are nearly always accompanied by some kind of conflict. Peter tells us: Your identity is in Christ. Christian is who you are.

Who we become in baptism makes every other way we might identify ourselves pale in significance. The gospel invites us to claim our identity as “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and God’s own people.”

MOVING FORWARD: How do you describe yourself? Is Christian among the top descriptors? Why or why not?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Saskatchewan (Canada), East Ruwenzori (Uganda), and East Tennessee (The Episcopal Church)

Ps 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130 | Obadiah 15-21 1 Peter 2:1-10 | Matthew 19:23-30



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