For the next few Fridays, we look at Day 1 texts from this year’s summer curriculum, “Transformed Community: God’s Agent of C.H.A.N.G.E.”
Prayer: Guide us in our generosity, God. Amen.
Reading: Acts 2: 41-47 (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?
How can we be generous today? Do you ever wake up and ask that question to yourself? I don’t think I ever have done that. But our theme this summer at camp reminds me that we should do that. We will be learning about the early Christian community, which gathered in their homes to share meals and praise God. Maybe I should invite some friends or neighbors for a meal. That would be generous.
God also calls us to be generous caretakers of the world. As I’m talking my daily walk, maybe I’ll look for ways that I can pick up litter, or do something for my community. Maybe I’ll do a random act of kindness. That always makes me feel good. Wow! There are so many ways that I can be generous.
How can we be generous today?
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