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As [a woman who lived a sinful life] stood behind [Jesus] at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. - Luke 7:38 (NIV)

Shortly before I retired from 40 years of teaching physical education, a young student gave me a red pipe cleaner, roughly shaped like a heart. I attached it to my clipboard as a reminder of his thoughtfulness. Several years later, it’s still there. Whenever I look at that irregularly-shaped heart,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for showing us how to love others. Help us to share your love with the world. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 7:36-50

Thought for the Day

God teaches me how to give and receive love.

Prayer Focus

Those struggling to accept love

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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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