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episode 26:
Present Realities

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“When service is unto people, the bones can grow weary, the frustration deep… The moment you think of serving people, you begin to have a notion that other people owe you something for your pains…You will begin to bargain for reward, to angle for applause… When the eyes of the heart focus on God, and the hands on always washing the feet of Jesus alone – the bones, they sing joy and the work returns to its purest state… The work becomes worship, a liturgy of thankfulness… Deep joy is always in the touching of Christ – in whatever skin He comes to us.”

-Ann Voskamp

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Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:31-46

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If you visit this community regularly, it’s highly likely that you already volunteer somewhere. Our guess is that you come across, with some amount of regularity, people who might embody either the scripture passage from this week or from the Ann Voskamp quote above. If you do, then take some extra time this week to really look upon them as Jesus in different skin. What does this do for your faith? If you don’t volunteer among those less privileged than you, then perhaps you could consider taking that step forward this week, and then beyond into the new year. You could wind up meeting Jesus, again and again.

Read: Daily Prayers from the Book of Common Prayer

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