Prayer: Dear Jesus, help us to choose you in the midst of our world of worries and distractions. You are the better part and what will last. Amen
Reading: Luke 10:38-42 (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: I have a book titled, "Having a Mary Spirit in a Martha World." There was a reason why I bought this book and it was for that very same reason I never got around to reading it. Mine was a Martha world.
I would like to think I am now living with more of a Mary Spirit, but I must admit, it depends on the day. The book is still there on the shelf and sometimes just glancing at the title is enough to make me pause for a moment, rethink what I need and choose the better part.
Maybe I will bring it to Camp Mount Luther to read during Family Camp this summer. Not many worries there though plenty of distractions. All good, of course - friends, counselors, songs, games, hikes, fishing, beautiful outdoors, porch sitting, naps in the cabin, campfire, skits, Bible Study, Frisbee Golf, raspberries.... By the time this is published, Family Camp will be over. I don't know if I will have finally finished the book but I do know just being at camp is choosing the better part. --Ruth Gates
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