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As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit. - Matthew 13:23 (NRSV)

My husband was a brilliant physician. He retired early because he has Parkinson’s disease. Since his voice has become soft and monotone, I sometimes have trouble understanding what he is saying. However, our adult son always understands what his dad is saying. One day I asked my husband what was...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, give us receptive hearts to listen to the needs of others and to hear the message you are giving us through scripture. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 13:18-23

Thought for the Day

When I focus on God, I can better understand God’s message for me.

Prayer Focus

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