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Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” - John 15:12 (NRSV)

When I was 11 years old, a new family joined our church. Alex, the 13-year-old boy in this family, was a bit of a wild child. I mostly avoided Alex because I thought he was too loud and immature. After a few months, my mom told me she had scheduled...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to be open to new friendships and to love others as you love us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 6:27-36

Thought for the Day

God can bless me through unlikely friendships.

Prayer Focus

People different from me


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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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