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Do you not know that in a race the runners 
all compete, but only one receives the prize? 
Run in such a way that you may win it. - 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NRSV)

As a former college football player, I take special notice when Paul refers to sports. In the reading above Paul wrote, “Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.” Paul uses the examples of a runner and a boxer;...

Today's Prayer
Holy God, help us not only to proclaim the name of Jesus, but to follow him with dedication and passion. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Thought for the Day

What new practice can help me grow closer to Christ?

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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