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Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he 
picked up his mat and walked. - John 5:8-9 (NIV)

When I was baptized at age 38, I thought I would change immediately for the better as a result of my choice to become a Christian: I would always be patient with my kids. I would happily be generous with my time and material goods. I would show kindness to...

Today's Prayer
Giver of life, grant us the courage to embrace the new life you offer and live according to your calling. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 5:1-9

Thought for the Day

Jesus offers me new life, and then I must live it.

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