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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 29, 2020

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WEDNESDAY, April 29                           Catherine of Sienna

Psalm 119:28-29 My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Take from me the way of lying; let me find grace through your law.

I hung on a cross next to his. Me, a criminal; him, an innocent man…and so much more. My punishment was deserved; his was not. He was hanging there, pierced by nails and thorns, pierced by the unseen wound of disbelief. But he forgave them…and me.

The last words I spoke were: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he answered, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” I hungered and thirsted for love that day as I hung on a cross next to Jesus.

Now, love overflows. Here I am, dandled by love. Cradled by love. Loved by pure love, for now and all eternity, with Jesus. I breathe love. I see love. And, most miraculous of all, I feel that I am love—a child of God’s love, reaching out to share that love with others.

MOVING FORWARD: When have you felt Jesus’s complete and total love? Share that story with someone who may need some encouragement today.

PRAY for the Diocese of Kolhapur (Northern India)

Ps 38 * 119:25-48 | Exodus 19:16-25 | Colossians 1:15-23 | Matthew 3:13-17

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