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Daily Devotional for April 10


April 10                                                         Luke 4:14-30


                                  I don't buy it.
                          Where does she get off
                     Telling me my family stinks.
                         If my boyfriend hits me
                       That's between him and me.
                         And the pills. Big deal.
                    How the [heck] am I supposed
                        To get up in the morning?
                  What does that have to do with
                              Crying in the dark?
                                 Or playpens? Eh?
        What kind of garbage will she push at me
                                       Next week?

Dear Creator,
Why is it always so hard to think about where we come from?
And we can't really go back, yet there is that need to keep
trying. Those things, places, and people who helped us come
to where we are (or aren't) are so difficult to understand. Why
would it matter if Jesus wasn't loved in his own home town?
And yet it did. It mattered enough for him to warn us that
we can't expect to be appreciated by the very people who
should be most proud. Now that I buy it, give me the grace
to accept it.

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

Emmaus House of Prayer - Washington D.C

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