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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 27, 2020

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MONDAY, July 27                           William R. Huntington

Romans 16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

This last section of Romans reads like the toast at a wedding being attended by a bunch of people who don’t know each other very well. Uncle Paul starts knitting up the story of this family, reminding them of who belongs to which parents, who married into the family, who brought the nice dinner rolls, etc. By the end of the toast, no one seems like a stranger. Everyone dances to “We are Family” and takes home two pieces of cake.

Paul’s salutation to his family of faith is so dear and kind, so earnest in the way he wants everyone to know and love everyone else—women, men, children, old people. This family Paul loves is big and broad and beautiful. He reminds us that even when we don’t all know each other as well as we would like, we can come to the table and celebrate the One who knows each of us and makes us one—with love.

MOVING FORWARD: Write a note or email to a relative you’ve been missing.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Maseno South (Kenya), Uyo (Nigeria), and Hong Kong Island

Today the Church remembers William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909.

Ps 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65 | Joshua 24:16-33 | Romans 16:1-16 | Matthew 27:24-31



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