Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Sunday Lectionary Readings for SUNDAY, June 7, 2020 — Trinity Sunday

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The Sunday Lectionary Readings
SUNDAY, June 7, 2020
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

Trinity Sunday
Genesis 1:1—2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20




Opening Statement
Human beings enjoy a special relationship with God and to the rest of the created order. Unlike all other elements of creation, human beings are made in God’s image and are bestowed with authority and stewardship over the earth. Jesus gives his followers an additional responsibility: to make disciples of all nations; and the church gives us another: to baptize new Christians “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” On Trinity Sunday, we remember our responsibilities, delight in the trust that God has given us, and pray for guidance to complete our tasks with faithfulness.


Opening Prayer
(adapted from Genesis 1)
Eternal God, your Spirit moved on the waters—and there was light, your first creation. Your Spirit moved on the water of our baptism—and again, there was light in our souls and hearts. Let your holy light shine on us today, as we remember your creation and our special part in it. Amen.


Prayer of Confession
(adapted from Genesis 1, Matthew 28)
Holy and eternal God, you created us in your image and gave us special responsibilities toward creation and our fellow human beings. You set us as caretakers for the earth and all its plants and animals. You anointed us as disciples and told us to make fellow disciples the world over. Dear God, as we look at our polluted earth, where we consume resources at an unsustainable rate, we know that we have failed to be good stewards. In many ways, we have failed to live as disciples ourselves, to say nothing of making disciples of all nations. We beg your mercy for our sins and await with expectancy the renewal of our minds and hearts, that we may devote the rest of our days to protecting the earth and making disciples of all nations in accordance to your will. Amen.


Words of Assurance

This is the good news: Christ died for us that we might have life. We are called to give our lives to ministries of justice. God is with us in this and all righteous endeavors. Thanks be to God. Amen.


The Collect
(from the Book of Common Prayers)
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Prayer of the Day
God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all truth by your Spirit, that we may proclaim all that Christ has revealed and rejoice in the glory he shares with us. Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.


First Reading
Creation of the heavens and the earth
1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
     in the image of God he created them;
     male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

4a This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created.


How exalted is your name
1  Lord, our Lord,
     how majestic is your name in all the earth!

   You have set your glory
     in the heavens.
2  Through the praise of children and infants
     you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
     to silence the foe and the avenger.
3  When I consider your heavens,
     the work of your fingers,
   the moon and the stars,
     which you have set in place,
4  what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
     human beings that you care for them?

5  You have made them a little lower than the angels
     and crowned them with glory and honor.
6  You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
     you put everything under their feet:
7  all flocks and herds,
     and the animals of the wild,
8  the birds in the sky,
     and the fish in the sea,
     all that swim the paths of the seas.

9  Lord, our Lord,
     how majestic is your name in all the earth!


Second Reading
Paul’s farewell
13:11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All God’s people here send their greetings.


Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.
Alleluia.


The Gospel
Living in the community of the Trinity
28:16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


Here end the Readings


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  • I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
  • I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
  • I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Holy Communion

A nondenominational serving of bread and wine
Many churches around the world are working hard to adapt to online worship, and one challenge is how our members can celebrate communion from home. Though no video can truly replace the experience of celebrating together in our places of worship, we know that where two or more are gathered, the Lord is present.


Benediction

Go forth with empowered joy to work for and with ministries of peace with justice. Be the good stewards of the earth and its people that God has called you to be. Amen.




Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

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The Daily Lectionary for SUNDAY, June 7, 2020
Trinity Sunday
Genesis 1:1—2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

“Beyond Prejudices”




Today, our gospel message comes to us from the 28th chapter of Matthew, beginning with the 16th verse, “Living in the community of the Trinity.”

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20)

Father, You sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them, we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us worship you, one God in three persons, And reveal yourself in the depths of our being, by proclaiming and living our faith in you. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.


“Beyond Prejudices”

The Great Commission challenges Christians to go beyond national and racial prejudices. Let’s look at Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 28:16-20.

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:16-17)

The particular mountain is not named, but was perhaps a place well-known to them. Perhaps this event included others, for they worshiped him, but “some” doubted, probably not meaning some of the apostles. Paul said that the resurrected Jesus was seen by over five hundred brethren (1 Corinthians 15:6).

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Matthew 28:18)

Jesus humbled Himself to death. God gave Him the name above every other name. Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. (Philippians 2:7-11) God sat Jesus at His right hand and made Him head over all things to the church, which is His body. (Ephesians 1:20-23)

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)

Go literally means “having gone.” This is not the Great Suggestion, but a commission. It would be easier just to stay home and not go. It would be more convenient not to make that phone call or be involved in a challenging world, but we are not given that option.

The verb is also plural and can be translated as “Go ye [plural of you]” or “Ye having gone.” It is our collective task. Our job is the saving of souls. Every Christian has this same commission. It is most challenging in nations that abuse the human rights of Christians.

The next imperative is to “make.” Disciples are pupils, scholars, trained, instructed. Christianity is action in “all nations,” not just the safe ones. “Nations” includes the idea of different ethnic groups and customs. “All” means nobody is left out. God challenges us to a level of sentiment beyond secular nationalism.

“Baptism” only begins our instruction. As a child was circumcised in the Old Testament so may they be baptized in the New Testament (Colossians 2:11-12). As entire families of ancient Israel were baptized into Moses in the Red Sea, so children may be baptized today (1 Corinthians 10:1-4).

Baptism can mean wash (Mark 7:4; Luke 11:38; Acts 22:16), passing through the sea (1 Corinthians 10:1-4), and suffering (Mark 10:38). Jesus and the eunuch came up out of, or away from the water. The mode is not specified; the act is (Acts 2:38).

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have one “name.” Jesus prayed to the Father. Jesus is the Word, which was God. The Holy Spirit makes decisions, teaches, guides, convicts, grieves, can be blasphemed, lied to, resisted, and can have fellowship with Him. God is three and one—a mystery.

“Teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

The main thing is the main thing. Jesus specifically said to teach what I have taught YOU. All healthy mainstream churches preach the whole Bible, but their focus is on the Gospels, where most of Jesus’ teachings are located. Healthy preaching covers the Bible and includes a Gospel lesson every week.

What unites us, whether we are Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant? We believe what Christ taught. Jesus is the priority in the Bible; the words He taught His first disciples. When we focus on Jesus, other issues seem to fade into the background. We find common ground that unites Christian churches.

The Gospel challenges us to go beyond national and racial prejudices. We are to go, make, baptize, and teach disciples what Jesus taught. This overrides all our artificial borders between nations and prejudices between races. Our Father’s business is to all people, everywhere.

Let us pray: Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them, we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three Persons, by proclaiming and living our faith in you. We ask you this, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, true and living, forever and ever. Amen.


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The Great Commission challenges Christians to go beyond national and tribal prejudices.

The Daily Prayer for SUNDAY, June 7, 2020

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The Daily Prayer
SUNDAY, June 7, 2020

Seattle (1786?—1866)

Seattle was born in a Suquamish village along the Puget Sound. As a child, he witnessed the arrival of the first white folks in the Northwest. In his early twenties, he was named chief of his tribe and inherited the responsibility of dealing with the white settlers. He rejected the option of violent resistance and insisted on peaceful discourse. In 1830 he and many other Natives converted to Christianity. Seattle became a leader committed to integrating his faith within his Native culture and traditions. He eventually became very disheartened with the way he saw the white settlers treating the creation. He died on June 7, 1866, on the Port Madison Reservation near the city which today bears his name.

Seattle said, “Humankind did not weave the web of life. We are but one strand within it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.”

Lord, you care for all of creation and watch over the earth and its inhabitants day and night. Help us learn to love all things created by your hand. Teach us that we are part of a larger tapestry woven together for the good of all. Amen.

Verse of the Day SUNDAY, June 7, 2020

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Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
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Un dia a la Vez - Domingo 07 de junio de 2020

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Activos, no pasivos

¿Por qué voy a inquietarme? ¿Por qué me voy a angustiar? En Dios pondré mi esperanza [...] ¡Él es mi Salvador y mi Dios!

La pasividad no es una amiga para ninguno de nosotros. ¿Sabías que la pereza y la falta de motivación logran carcomerte por dentro? Los que vivimos en Estados Unidos sabemos que aunque aquí se trabaja fuerte, se vive el fenómeno de la tristeza y la soledad. No todos tienen sus familiares acá y se pueden sentir algunas de estas cosas que, llevadas al extremo, son nocivas.

En esos casos, no vas a tener tiempo para pensar mucho, más aun si se está en circunstancias que afectan tu vida como un divorcio, una separación, una pérdida de un ser querido o un trabajo. En estas situaciones, casi al instante dejamos de luchar para salir adelante. Entonces surge el sentimiento humano que es más a dejarse morir, sentirse derrotado, abandonado, y esto no ayuda para nada en la crisis. Claro está, todos los que hemos experimentado algún tipo de pérdida sabemos que se vivirá un luto y eso es normal. Lo que no debemos permitir es quedarnos estancados en esa etapa.

La actividad y la ocupación nos ayudarán a sentirnos útiles e importantes de nuevo. Si lo analizamos, Dios nos dice siempre en sus promesas que nos esforcemos y seamos valientes. También nos dice que en el mundo tendremos aflicción, pero que estemos tranquilos porque Él ha vencido al mundo. Además, nos afirma que no viviremos prueba más pesada de la que no podamos soportar. Por lo tanto, al leer el Manual de Instrucciones encontramos que Dios no nos abandonará.

¡Ponte en acción y sigue adelante!

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¿Sabías que la pereza y la falta de motivación logran carcomerte por dentro?

Standing Strong Through the Storm - Sunday, June 7, 2020

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THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

The Bible has always been an important resource for those who have not had access to it… especially those in prison. Christian singer, Helen Berhane shares how she smuggled a Bible into a shipping container prison in Eritrea and later was moved to another container which already held eighteen Christian women who had refused to give up their faith. She writes in her book, Song of the Nightingale, how the Word of God impacted her and the other women:

We were very overcrowded, but I was happy to join a Christian group again. Since I was the longest-serving prisoner, I took charge. I wanted to help them as much as I could because I knew they would be comforted by the thought that someone cared for them. I would fold the older ladies’ blankets when they went out to the toilet in the morning, and I would stay behind to clean the container [of human waste].

Many of them were worried about their husbands and children, so I tried to keep them busy and establish a routine. I would start by preparing breakfast; at this point, we got four bread rolls each, two in the morning and two in the evening, with weak lentil soup, and a cup of tea.

Then I would lead a Bible meditation and then I would sing. A month after I was first imprisoned I had managed to smuggle a Bible past the guards. I can’t tell you exactly how I did it, as people still use this method and it is important that the authorities don’t find out how it’s done, but I can say it was a whole Bible split into five smaller sections. This made it easier for me to hide it. Previously I had just read it alone, but now we did group readings every day. I also sang new songs to the group that I had written in prison.[1]

RESPONSE: Today I will cherish my Bible and make sure that in my freedom I internalize it as much as those in prison for the faith.

PRAYER: Pray that all Christian prisoners will somehow gain access to a Bible or the message of the Bible today for encouragement and hope.

1. Berhane, p.49.

Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

LHM Daily Devotions - June 7, 2020 - "Alleluia! Let Praises Ring"

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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"Alleluia! Let Praises Ring"

June 7, 2020

♫ "Alleluia! Let praises ring! Unto the Lamb of God we sing, In whom we are elected. He bought His Church with His own blood, He cleansed her in that blessed flood, And as His bride selected. Holy, holy is our union and communion. His befriending gives us joy and peace unending." ♫

We have all had experience in electing, or choosing; it is something we do all the time. During political campaigns, we choose candidates, we elect national or local officials. Athletic teams choose new players or select particular players to take the field in a game. On a daily basis we make choices concerning various issues—what to wear, where to shop, which restaurant to go to for dinner. There are more important and lasting choices, as well, such as the choice of a career, a person to marry, or just the right name for a child.

Our choices are usually based on traits or qualities within the item, or the person, that we choose. With people, there are characteristics that attract us, perhaps kindness, intelligence, or a sense of humor. With clothing or cars, we may want a particular color or style, make and model. But almost always there is something attractive, something worth having, in that which we choose.

When God, in Christ, chose—elected—us, what qualities or characteristics within us did He find attractive? Nothing. There is nothing within us that made us worthy of His love. Grace is God's undeserved favor for sinners. God chose us to be His own, not because of who we are, but because of who He is. As the apostle Paul explains, God chose us in Christ "before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him" (Ephesians 1:4). Before we were born, before He created the world, God chose us to be His holy people. With His own blood, Christ washed away our sins, cleansing us "by the washing of water with the word" (Ephesians 5:26b). He arrayed His church, His bride, in the splendor of His own righteousness.

Before the foundation of the world, from eternity, God knew His plan of salvation. He sent His Son to be the world's Savior. He created us anew in Baptism. Why? Not because we in any way deserved or earned His love, but because He elected us out of His own love and grace. In presenting his teachings to fellow Augustinian monks, Martin Luther expressed that astounding love in this statement: "The love of God does not find, but creates, that which is pleasing to it." Or, as a Lenten hymn, "My Song is Love Unknown," describes God's love, it is "love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be."

Jesus—the God who is love, in the flesh—told His disciples, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you that you should go and bear fruit" (John 15:16a). Chosen, loved, cleansed in Jesus' blood, we now bear the fruit of love that reflects the love of Christ Jesus to the world and brings glory to the God who chose us!

THE PRAYER: Jesus, Lamb of God, though we were undeserving of such love and sacrifice, You gave Your life for us. Lead us by Your Spirit to bear the fruit of love in our lives. Amen.

Reflection Questions:
1. How good are you with making decisions in advance—and sticking to them?

2. Are you familiar with Christ as the Bridegroom and believers as His Bride idea? How meaningful is this scriptural illustration for you in showing how God loves His people?

3. Why would God want any of us to be His people, knowing how fickle and unfaithful we can be?
This Daily Devotion was written by Dr. Carol Geisler. It is based on the hymn, "Alleluia! Let Praises Ring!" Use these devotions in your newsletter and bulletin! Used by permission; all rights reserved by the Int'l LLL (LHM).
How good are you with making decisions in advance—and sticking to them?

Unser Täglich Brot - Nötige Rettung

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Nötige Rettung

Lesung: Lukas 10,30-37 | Die Bibel in einem Jahr: 2. Chronik 28-29; Johannes 17

Schließlich näherte sich ein Samaritaner. Als er den Mann sah, empfand er tiefes Mitleid mit ihm.

Ein Jugendlicher namens Aldi arbeitete alleine auf einer Fischerhütte, die etwa 125 km vor der indonesischen Insel Sulawesi lag, als heftige Winde die Hütte aus der Verankerung rissen und ins Meer zogen. 49 Tage lang driftete Aldi im Meer. Immer, wenn er ein Schiff sah, schaltete er seine Lampe an, um die Aufmerksamkeit der Seeleute zu wecken. Doch wurde er immer wieder enttäuscht. Ungefähr 10 Schiffe fuhren an dem unterernährten Jugendlichen vorüber, ehe er gerettet wurde.

Jesus erzählte einem „Experten des Rechts“ ein Gleichnis (Lukas 10,25) über jemanden, der Rettung nötig hatte. Zwei Männer, ein Priester und ein Levit, sahen den verletzten Mann während ihrer Reise. Aber anstatt ihm zu helfen, „wechselten sie die Straßenseite“ (V. 31-32). Der Grund dafür wird uns nicht genannt. Beide waren religiöse Männer und hätten mit Gottes Gebot, ihren Nächsten zu lieben (3. Mose 19,17-18), vertraut sein müssen. Vielleicht war ihnen die Gefahr zu groß. Oder vielleicht wollten sie die jüdischen Gesetze nicht brechen, die ihnen verboten, eine Leiche zu berühren, was sie unrein gemacht und am Dienst im Tempel gehindert hätte. Im Gegensatz dazu verhielt sich ein Samariter, der von den Juden verachtet wurde, vorbildlich. Er sah einen Mann in Not und kümmerte sich selbstlos um ihn.

Jesus beendet seine Lehre mit dem Gebot, dass seine Nachfolger „hingehen und es ihm gleichtun sollten“ (Lukas 10,37). Möge Gott uns die Bereitschaft schenken, anderen in Liebe zu helfen.
Wen hat Jesus in deinen Weg gestellt, der Hilfe braucht? Wie kannst du heute deine Liebe zeigen?
Herr, öffne mir die Augen, damit ich die Nöte um mich herum erkenne und schenke mir dein mitfühlendes Herz für andere.


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Ein Jugendlicher namens Aldi arbeitete alleine auf einer Fischerhütte, die etwa 125 km vor der indonesischen Insel Sulawesi lag, als heftige Winde die Hütte aus der Verankerung rissen und ins Meer zogen.