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National Day of Love - November 13, 2020

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, along with Episcopal Relief and Development, is sponsoring National Day of Love to coincide with World Kindness Day on November 13. It is important that we pray to show all that love binds us together especially when the chasm of ideology divides us so greatly. What can we do as Episcopalians on this day? Three things are mentioned:

1. Check in with someone you haven’t seen lately;

2. Thank someone special in your life;

3. Do something for children, and this is the most important of the three. Our little ones are going through drastic changes in the world we know and are more acutely affected than just about anyone else. It is so crucial for us to find a common purpose in protecting them and supporting their future that we really need to step it up now more than ever.

Continued prayers can be unifying force to help us as adults repair the deep hurt we may feel. Bishop Curry has asked us to join in to celebrate a Day of Love. This is a time to check on our loved ones, thank those who help make our lives complete and the highlight could be doing something very important to help all the children of the world as God’s love knows no bounds.

What would love do? When a community prays together love finds a way to support Christians in their spiritual practices including worship, meditation and study.

What else would love do? Love asks us to care for our neighbors and our enemies, to visit those in prison and those in shelters, those in the hospitals or those in detention centers.

What else would love do? Love requires continuous sowing seeds of change through the work of Episcopal Relief and Development so our children here and around the world can flourish.

Love builds God’s Kingdom on Earth and gets us through tumultuous times and crises.

Janet Livingston

Episcopal Relief and Development Coordinator, Diocese of Atlanta

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