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We know love by this, that [the Son of God] laid down his life for us — and we ought to lay 
down our lives for one another. - 1 John 3:16 (NRSV)

Early in our marriage, my husband proclaimed that he would be willing to die for me. I thought my husband’s 
dramatic declaration sounded good, but I didn’t completely believe him. The evening before, at dinner, Michael had gotten a milkshake. I didn’t want a whole milkshake — just a few...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, may the example of Jesus’ selfless love inspire us to lay down our own lives in love as well. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 8:31-36

Thought for the Day

How will I reflect Christ’s self-sacrificing love to others?

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