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Love your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 22:39 (NRSV)

In November 2015, our varsity football team had just suffered a tough, season-ending loss in the playoffs. We felt beaten up and demoralized. When we got back to the team hotel, multiple TVs were reporting on bombings in Paris and displaying awful images of the damage. For me this was...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, give us courage to work for peace and act with compassion toward all. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 22:34-40

Thought for the Day

Showing Christ’s love means never turning our backs on those in need.

Prayer Focus

Those fleeing their 
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