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Jesus said, “You didn’t choose me, but I chose 
you and appointed you so that you 
could go and produce fruit.” - John 15:16 (CEB)

Last summer I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to New York City. As someone who struggles with claustrophobia and a fear of crowds I wanted to avoid the chaos of big city streets and subways. I doubted that I would make a difference anyway, and I...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to step beyond our routines to do your will so that we can shine your light to the world. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 15:12-16

Thought for the Day

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I wish . . . when I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.