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The one who loves money will never be satisfied with money, he who loves wealth will never be satisfied with his income. This also is futile. -Ecclesiastes 5:10 The author of Ecclesiastes has a bleak outlook on life. If you can think of something that might make...

Repentance

“Of what importance to me are your many sacrifices?” says the Lord. “I am stuffed with burnt sacrifices of rams and the fat from steers. The blood of bulls, lambs, and goats I do not want. When you enter my presence, do you actually think I want this— animals...

The Forgotten God

This week’s devotional was written by Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath, and originally published on the UCC Daily Devotional page. You can find the original, and subscribe to the daily devotional, by visiting http://www.ucc.org/daily_devotional_the_forgotten_god....

Tending the Soil

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and ‘hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends...

Weak Desires

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time for prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon. And a man lame from birth was being carried up, who was placed at the temple gate called “the Beautiful Gate” every day so he could beg for money from those going...