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Forward Day By Day – February 28, 2020

Our emotions and intellect can sometimes swing us around by the tail. Praying for the peace of God is a wonderful way to keep our hearts and minds quiet enough to hear God’s voice and receive the courage to move forward in love. Take a piece of paper and...

Forward Day By Day – February 27, 2020

From The Archives: September 23, 1959One of the victims of the Nazi tyranny was a Christian pastor who was jailed and deprived of all books. He lived to tell his story, and he recalls how grateful he was that he had memorized so much of the Bible and so many hymns....

Forward Day By Day – February 26, 2020

Many of us will receive the mark of the ashes today. The ashes remind us of two vitally important facts. One: We are mortal. Two: Jesus is our savior. We live differently when we accept our mortality and shortcomings. By accepting these things about...

Forward Day By Day – February 25, 2020

Though Jesus comes to us in community, we each make an individual response to Jesus. Ignatius of Loyola believed that after we answer the question about who Jesus is, we have three other major questions to answer. Ignatius called upon the members of his order to ask...

Forward Day By Day – February 24, 2020

The beauty of Jesus’ final discourse in the Gospel of John is indisputable. Jesus encourages his disciples to abide in him and to allow him to abide in them. As he tells them about his desire to be with them always, he calls them friends. To be called a...

Forward Day By Day – February 23, 2020

Matthew places the transfiguration right after Jesus preaches about the cross and self-denial. Going up the mountain, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John with him as representatives of the Christian community. Just like them, we have been created to behold the glory of...

Forward Day By Day – February 22, 2020

My friend has the words righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness tattooed on her arm. She still complains about how painful the process was. I ask her if it’s a pain to live the words. She jokes that it’s not too painful if she lives one word a...

Forward Day By Day – February 21, 2020

Just before our story for today picks up, Jesus has been talking to anyone who will listen about the good shepherd, his beloved flock, and the One who sent him. And the naysayers don’t like this one bit. Love is at its purest during challenging times, and here we see...

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