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Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. - Genesis 33:4 (NRSV)

If ever anyone had reason to hold on to resentment, it was Esau. His younger brother Jacob stole his birthright by trickery and deceit. (See Genesis 27:1-41.) And yet, Esau forgave Jacob in an act of true brotherly love.

Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son also speaks of forgiveness —...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, teach us to love as you love. Bless us with a spirit of reconciliation so that we can apologize and forgive freely. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 33:1-10

Thought for the Day

What relationships in my life need reconciliation?

Prayer Focus

Broken relationships


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