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Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:31-32 (NIV)

Recently, I saw an old friend who had hurt me deeply. We smiled at each other and briefly spoke. But inside I still felt bitter. Since the betrayal had happened years ago, I thought I’d forgiven her, but obviously had not. And once again, the anger and pain felt fresh...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for loving and forgiving us. Help us to release bitterness and malice so that we may be filled with kindness and compassion. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 18:21-35

Thought for the Day

I show Christlike compassion when I forgive others.

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Someone I need to forgive


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