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When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” - Luke 19:5 (NRSV)

A few years ago my family and I were at Cambridge University in England around the time of the annual examinations. As we walked, I saw a student sitting alone on a bench with his head in his hands. I thought about going over to comfort him, but I hesitated,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Jesus, encourage us when we hesitate to reach out to those around us who are hurting or alone. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 19:1-10

Thought for the Day

Offering God’s love and comfort to others is worth the risk.

Prayer Focus

Someone waiting for me to reach out


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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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