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Jesus said, “The Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.” - Luke 19:10 (NRSV)

A favorite game we played as kids was hide-and-seek with Copper, our golden retriever. We would take turns holding Copper while the rest of us hid in the deep woods. Once released, a determined Copper would relentlessly search until he found everyone. Copper would gently take each of us by...

Today's Prayer
O God, thank you for never giving up on us. In the name of our Good Shepherd. Amen.

Today's Reading
Matthew 18:10, 12-14

Thought for the Day

The greatest feeling in the world is to be found by God’s love.

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