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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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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