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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 30, 2019

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WEDNESDAY, January 30

Psalm 119:66 Teach me discernment and knowledge, for I have believed in your commandments.

I joined the Episcopal Church in 1978. Two years before, General Convention narrowly approved the ordination of women. The newly revised Book of Common Prayer was still in its trial period. I did not understand what all the fuss was about.

When we hold too tightly to past understandings, we risk missing what and how God is calling us to be in our own time. We might judge and dismiss, as if God is not able to expand application of joy, love, redemption and grace throughout the entire world and to all people. Theologian Meister Eckhart says that a believer who lives “unreflectively” is like a person with a well-stocked wine cellar who has never uncorked a bottle. May we discern how good the Lord is today—in ways we never anticipated and with people we never expected.

MOVING FORWARD: Are there some bottles in your spiritual wine cellar that need to be uncorked and shared?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Lweru and Mara (Tanzania)

Ps 119:49-72 * 49, [53] | Isaiah 49:1-12 |
Galatians 2:11-21 | Mark 6:13-29



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