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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 3, 2020

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FRIDAY, July 3

Matthew 22:20 Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?”

I am committed to an incarnational faith: that is, a faith that is not simply intellectual and spiritual but one that requires physical presence. Whatever body I have must be part of how I love God.

Caring for our bodies is stewardship of God’s creation and an opportunity to connect with, appreciate, and celebrate God’s creativity. Now and again I stop to marvel at the way my lungs fill with air after passing through my nostrils, sending oxygen to my brain and allowing me to get lost in the wonder of that life-sustaining breath. Each breath can be a moment to rest, or pray, or celebrate.

MOVING FORWARD: A healing touch, a song of praise, reading God's word, or loving your neighbor requires your body. Thank God for it today.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Malabar and Thoothukudi-Nazareth (both of India), and Hanuato’o (Melanesia)

Ps 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12) | Numbers 24:1-13 | Romans 8:12-17 | Matthew 22:15-22

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