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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 9, 2021

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SATURDAY, October 9                  Robert Grosseteste

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

As my fifty-first birthday drew near, I decided that I would celebrate by doing special things for the special people in my life. One of these people was an admirable woman, a “spiritual daughter” of sorts who recently had lost a son, a victim of the crime wave that we’re experiencing here.

She told me about life without “her most precious jewel” (as she called him). When the pandemic began, the only place that was open was a small shop where we sat facing the wide sea. “I come here to speak with God, to talk to my son, and to cry,” she told me, “because I need to cry”.

I cried with her, and I stayed with her until night fell. “Let’s go,” she said. She looked at the sea, and, as if her son were there, she blew a kiss to the wind, and we hugged, drying each other’s tears.

As soon as I can, I will meet with her again.

MOVING FORWARD: Is someone in your life experiencing great sadness? How can you help carry the load?

PRAY for the Diocese of George (South Africa)

Ps 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104 | Jeremiah 35:1-19 | 1 Corinthians 12:27—13:3 | Matthew 9:35—10:4



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