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What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8 (NIV)

I think often about the meaning of Micah 6:8. I love justice, but if justice were up to me, few people would get a second chance. When criminals are pardoned from a hearing because of their declining health, I want them to go to the hearing anyway — if they...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, we thank you that you are a God who gives second chances. We pray that you will strengthen us to do the same for others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Colossians 3:12-17

Thought for the Day

I reflect God’s gracious love when I show mercy.

Prayer Focus

To be merciful


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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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