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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 8, 2015

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WEDNESDAY, July 8

Luke 24:19 He asked them, “What things?”

I’ve heard the swirl of emotion following a death called “the fog”. It’s an apt word choice, I think.

The fog descends so quickly and wraps us in shards of immediate and insistent pain. Time goes wobbly. We forget to eat or we eat a whole bag of Doritos. We can’t sleep or we sleep for days. We cry ourselves dry and retch until we are empty or we can’t squeeze a drop or make a sound. We forget everything about the world outside the ache or we remember it with righteous indignation because the world is unconcerned about this gaping hole inside of us.

Easter isn’t always dewy and flushed in the first light of morning. Not all of us can be like Mary, informed and illuminated in a single and dazzling display. More often, the resurrected and new life shows up in the midst of an experience as ordinary as a good breakfast after a long walk through the fog.

PRAY for the Diocese of Pankshin (Jos, Nigeria)

Ps 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Acts 10:1-16; Luke 24:12-35

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