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We have this treasure in jars of clay to show 
that this all-surpassing power is 
from God and not from us. - 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee when he saw Simon and Andrew fishing. A little farther down the lakeshore Jesus came upon James and his brother John. He called all four of them to join him. I have often wondered why Jesus chose these men to follow him....

Today's Prayer
Open our ears and hearts, dear Christ, to hear your call to us each day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 1:16-20

Thought for the Day

Jesus calls all people to follow him — no résumé required.

Prayer Focus

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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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