Prayer: Lord, make an instrument of your love for others by serving. Amen.
Reading: Philippians 2:5-11 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: This was one of the scripture readings for my installation at Executive Director of Camp Mount Luther. The pastor who preached at my service picked this and talked that day during his sermon about how as leaders, we need to serve God by serving the people we encounter during our jobs, particularly mine as director of the camp. It was a good reminder to me that I shouldn’t ask anyone to do anything that I’m not willing to do as the leader!
Servant leadership was modeled by Jesus while he walked on this earth. As we approach Holy Week, we will see Jesus emptying out himself as the ultimate servant. As you approach the cross in the coming weeks, may Jesus be your example to serve others in all your walks of life.
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