Today, we look at a Day 2 text from this year’s summer curriculum, “Transformed Community: God’s Agent of C.H.A.N.G.E.”
Prayer: Loving God, we turn to you at this moment and we fully recognize and proclaim that we are unworthy of your attention. Yet, you not only listen but actually care. You not only care but interrupt my world with your graceful presence. I don’t really understand you, but you have made me love you more than I can understand myself. Thank you! 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?
We have all had this
So delicious was the cookie
Now the plate is empty
Only small crumbs remain.
So tasty was the hot extraction of coffea arabica
Now the white ceramic cup is empty.
I wanted more.
I had turned to the cup for one more sip. (Okay, maybe two.)
The source is empty. The supply is empty. Empty is not a good word.
Feeling or emotion could be anger, disappointment or frustration.
How do you, Son of Humanity, evoke joy?
Is it because your empty overflows?
Or that I don’t have to be that word?
You always refill me (or anyone else that needs God).
Your life overwhelms.
My cup is not bottomless. But you.
You turned death upside down until life flows out.
Now we stand under your flowing faucet, your holy rain.
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