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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for September 6, 2020

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SUNDAY, September 6                           14 Pentecost

Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Many of my relationships are challenged by the scarcity of time. We want to give our best and most fully present selves to each other, but we fall short of our own hopes, intentions, and expectations.

Paul encourages us to pay our debts so that we owe no one anything—except what we owe everyone: our love. When we give ourselves in love, we fulfill God’s law.

What would it feel like to give love and all we hope for in return is to be loved? What freedom might we experience if we released ourselves from the right words and gifts and visits and committed ourselves to loving those around us more deeply, more intentionally—each prayer and thought crystallizing around the care we experience for the other?

MOVING FORWARD: Does time feel scarce to you? How can you confront that with love?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Wusasa and Ijesha North (both in Nigeria)

Ps 149 and Exodus 12:1-14 or Ps 119:33-40 and Ezekiel 33:7-11 | Romans 13:8-14 | Matthew 18:15-20



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