Prayer: Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening. And, the day is almost over.
Reading: John 18: 1- 19:42 (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: It is the solemn and holy day of Good Friday. It might seem strange, but this is one of my favorite days. Reflecting on the work Jesus did on the cross is important to me, especially on this day.
I have great memories of Good Friday Community Breakfasts, noon-time services, Tenebrae worship, and watching “The Passion of the Christ.” Each of these caused me to pause and reflect on the meaning of this day.
As this day comes to a close, we know what will happen soon. Christ, be with us, in our sorrow and grief.
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