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Daily Devotional for April 27


April 27                                                              Luke 8:26-39

                American Legion

                    I worked detox that night
    And watched a man named William T. Jacobs
         (at least that's who he said he was)
    Pick something off his clothes all night.
     All night, eight hours, one little thing
          After another. Pluck, pluck, pluck.
           "[deleted]" he'd say, "[deleted]."
               He fell asleep toward morning,
                          Just in time for us
            To wake him for a shot of valium.
         Succumbing to its sterile absolution
                   He left his clothes alone.
      I understand he died a few weeks later,
                But they never knew if it was
                             Suicide or what.

Dear Creator,
I know there are a hundred obstacles between me and the per-
son I'm hoping to become. Show them to me one at a time,
and I will be grateful for each chance to grow. And when we
have slowly, quietly overcome my legion of personal demons,
let me celebrate with you and rest freely in the clear, warm
light of your loving Spirit.

From The Road to Emmaus - An inclusive devotional Edited by Joseph W. Houle

Emmaus House of Prayer - Washington D.C.

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