John 19:26-27 – When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

The life and work and death of Jesus are meant to not only connect us with God but to connect us with others, too. Out of the all-encompassing grace of God, we can join others and their stories instead of remaining isolated and alone. Today, reflect on how God’s forgiveness of your own heart can lead to connecting with others.

REFLECTION: How do I connect with others, when being physically distanced from them? Are there ways to explore and demonstrate this connection to others in community, even on the days that their presence may be far from me?

PRAYER: Father, help me feel the connection that can only come when you connect me with others. Let today be a day that the faces and names of those you’ve joined me with are at the forefront of my mind. Today I pray specifically for those that He has connected me to. Amen.

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