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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 31, 2020

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TUESDAY, March 31

Mark 9:50 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Today, Jesus calls us salt—a high compliment. Jesus reinforces this by asking us to be salty in our relationships, indicating that saltiness is in tandem with peacefulness. Salty, faithful Christians can change the world. Salty people season the families, communities, nourish and enrich the environments in which they live.

God sees us as good salt: preserving, nourishing, seasoning, melting—all those incredible properties for which we value salt. This attribute is important to hear for ourselves and to use as encouragement to those around us. The holiness of our saltiness is what preachers preach, teachers teach, and parents offer to and receive from children. The salt of friends can be the most fundamental seasoning of our lives. Be salty, beloved!

MOVING FORWARD: Salt is vital to health. Make a donation of salt or energy drinks (they contain salts and electrolytes) to the shelter or pantry of your choice.

PRAY for the Diocese of Karnataka Central (South India)

Ps [120],121,122,123 *124,125,126,[127] | Exodus 5:1—6:1 | 1 Corinthians 14:20-33a,39-40 | Mark 9:42-50

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