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No one has greater love than this, to lay 
down one’s life for one’s friends. - John 15:13 (NRSV)

While serving in Iraq in 2007, I awoke early one morning with an overwhelming feeling of dread. I prayed desperately that God would protect me and shield my family from the pain they would experience if I didn’t return home. I wrote a letter to my wife and children and...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, teach us to show kindness to strangers. Help us to treat others the way we want to be treated and to embrace all people as your children. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 2:7-12

Thought for the Day

God calls me to show kindness to everyone I meet.

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