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: May we share your love with everyone! Amen!
Reading: Luke 14:7-14 (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?
Who does God call us to include in our community? This story reminds us that we are to include everyone. We are to go to the “highways and the byways” as the Wedding Banquet song says that we sing at camp. We are to find anyone and everyone to share God’s love with!
Maybe today you could make a list of various people you care about but have not been in contact with recently (relatives, friends from old neighborhoods, former teachers, and so forth). Write a letter to each person, thanking them for the ways they have made you feel loved and included. Mail the letters, along with a drawing or photograph of your family.
Or, maybe you can help someone today that you normally don’t help. That might even be one of God’s creatures. Fill a bird feeder with seed or donate pet food to an animal shelter. Or, volunteer your time somewhere and help those you may not always think of helping. Share God’s love banquet with all!
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