Today, we look at a Day 4 text from this year’s summer curriculum, “Transformed Community: God’s Agent of C.H.A.N.G.E.”
Prayer: Help us to see your justice, God, and show kindness and mercy to others. Amen.
Reading: Matthew 20:1-16 (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: How does God’s justice differ from the world’s justice? Just look through the headlines in a newspaper or online news source and you will probably see a different picture of justice than God’s. God’s idea of justice and mercy is often different from what we as humans think.
This summer, as we talk about how justice transforms community, we will look at God’s justice. And, we’ll talk with our campers about injustices they may see and what they can do to help. As you look at headlines or see the world around you, how is God calling you to react with justice in each situation?
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