When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. - 1 Corinthians 13:11 (NRSV)

“Who do you want to be when you grow up?” My dad asked me that question throughout my childhood. My six-year-old self responded, “I want to be a veterinarian.” “No,” my dad would say. “That’s what you want to do. I asked, ‘Who do you want to be?’” As a...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, give us a faith that is childlike but not childish. Help us to become the persons you created us to be. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Thought for the Day

Who is God calling me to be when I grow up?

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