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Whoever becomes humble like this child is the 
greatest in the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 18:4 (NRSV)

A pastor friend of mine was recruiting volunteers to portray biblical characters at her district’s confirmation retreat. Knowing that I enjoyed portraying biblical characters, she asked me to play Bartimaeus, the blind beggar who called out to get Jesus’ attention. As the children rotated through several Bible scenes in groups...

Today's Prayer
God of love and mercy, help us to have the faith of children, and may we live out that faith in how we interact with others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 10:46-52

Thought for the Day

I will trust Jesus with a child-like faith as I reach out to those in need.

Prayer Focus

Children who teach us

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