Prayer: May we live in love as Christ as Christ loved us. Amen
Reading: Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2 (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?
O my! We are really being scolded in these verses. And, yes, perhaps we need a good scolding. Why are we often so harsh with our words and actions? Why are we so quick to criticize and judge?
Back in the 1940's there was a popular song that stated, “Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative. Latch on to the affirmative. Don’t mess with Mr. In Between”
There’s more. Google it. And then start living as we are taught in Ephesians with rules for a new life.
-- Alice Yeakel
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