Prayer: Help us to live as you want us to live, dear God. Help us to help others in need and show them your love. Amen.
Reading: Matthew 10: 24-39 (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?
At last year’s outdoor ministry conference, Shane Claiborne spoke to us about his life and ministry in the Philadelphia area. Claiborne calls himself a “radical” because he wants to live like Jesus- helping others who are in need. He worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India, even helping those with leprosy.
I’ve been reading Shane’s first book lately and am fascinated by his stories. He and some friends founded this ministry to be intentional about living like Jesus. They basically gave up everything to follow Him. It sounds tough for us to do that, doesn’t it?
But Jesus tells us that living a life called to do His work isn’t easy. And, Shane has done that and has incredible stories to tell about the good they have done in the world. To read more about his work, visit https://www.thesimpleway.org/
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