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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 27, 2019

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John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

Walking in darkness is, at best, challenging, and at worst, dangerous. After my husband retired and I was still working, I’d get up in the dark, try not to wake him, and pull clothes out of the closet, hoping I hadn’t grabbed the purple skirt and the red top.

Jesus promises that in him we have the light of life to keep us from stumbling, to help us discern what we need. There’s so much darkness in the world, and it can be hard to remember this light. Maybe we’ve hidden it under a basketful of worries, or maybe we simply forgot to turn it on.

Mercifully, we don’t bear this light alone.

At Easter Vigil, the deacon will process into the dark church, carrying the Paschal candle. We will follow, each of us carrying a candle, and gradually the space will become brighter.

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PRAY for the Diocese of Mthatha (Southern Africa)

Ps 119:97-120 * 81, 82 | Jeremiah 8:18—9:6 | Romans 5:1-11 | John 8:12-20



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