Philip asked the Ethiopian eunuch, “Do you
understand what you are reading?” - Acts 8:30 (NIV)

In 1965, I was in a special reading class to develop my comprehension skills. When I walked into the class on the first day, my immediate thought was, I'm stupid, because I would be sitting at a table with other people my peers had called “stupid.”
Acts 8:30-31 reminds me...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, help us to understand scripture so that we can proclaim the gospel. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Acts of the Apostles 8:26-36, 38-40

Thought for the Day

Wisdom is a fountain oflife to one who has it(Prov. 16:22, nrsv).

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