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Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. - James 1:19-20 (NIV)

Every day when I turn on the news, I see horrific stories of destructive wars, persecution, and mass shootings occurring around the world. Not only do these events anger me, but they also tempt me to lose faith in the goodness of humanity. I begin to wonder, Why does God...

Today's Prayer
God of all humanity, give us the strength to refrain from responding to violence with violence. Help us to trust that, in time, you will bring justice to all situations. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 1:19-27

Thought for the Day

What can I do today to spread a little more of God’s love?

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