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.

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Those struggling to accept love


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