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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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