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Jesus replied, “Don’t stop him. No one who does powerful acts in my name can quickly turn around and curse me. Whoever isn’t against us is for us.” - Mark 9:39-40 (CEB)

In today’s reading, Jesus teaches his disciples to encourage genuine faith. John was troubled that another man was casting out demons even though he was not one of the twelve disciples. Jesus responded by teaching 
us all not to reject others 
simply because they don’t belong to our group. We...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to look beyond our differences to focus on sharing your love with others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 9:38-41

Thought for the Day

The good news of Christ can reach the world in many different ways.

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