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The Lord said to Samuel . . . “People look at 
the outward appearance, but the Lord 
looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

I put down the thin-skinned, brown-spotted orange and picked up a perfect, round navel orange. “Don’t be fooled by its looks,” a fellow shopper advised. “The thin-skinned orange will be sweeter and juicier than the navel orange.” Largely to appease the other shopper, I took one of each. Yet, after...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us remember to look beyond outward appearances and strive to view each of your creations through your eyes. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 16:1-7

Thought for the Day

Each person is God’s beautiful creation.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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