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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 9, 2021

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TUESDAY, November 9
[Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, and Margery Kempe]

Psalm 78:1-4 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will declare the mysteries of ancient times. That which we have heard and known, and what our forefathers have told us, we will not hide from their children. We will recount to generations to come the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD, and the wonderful works he has done.

Who are our storytellers today? In the Native communities, they are our elders and holy men and women. As that generation passes, so do the stories that they carry. Hopefully, we heard the stories enough times that some of us remember and learned something from them and will be the next generation of storytellers.

One of my teachers once talked about how television and Hollywood replaced the storytellers. No longer do we sit by the glow and warmth of the home hearth listening to our storytellers. Nowadays, we sit, staring at the cold glow of the television. The more I thought about this, the more I’m convinced that this is true. Where are our storytellers?

MOVING FORWARD: Seek out a storyteller. Or if you are one yourself, invite others to listen.

PRAY for the Diocese of Southern Highlands (Tanzania)

Ps 78:1-39 * 78:40-72 | Nehemiah 9:26-38 | Revelation 18:9-20 | Matthew 15:21-28

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