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Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work 
for the good of all, and especially for 
those of the family of faith. - Galatians 6:10 (NRSV)

Saturday morning the phone rang, and a familiar voice asked, “Do you hoe gardens?” It was Verna, my 90-year-old widow friend. I was semi-retired with extra time on my hands, but I needed a few moments to think about her request. I worried that my hoeing skills weren’t good enough....

Today's Prayer
Loving God, thank you for opportunities to help others. May we never grow weary in doing good. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 1:22-27

Thought for the Day

What small task might be an opportunity from God?

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