Prayer: Dear God, may we all share our blessings and a bit of heaven with others. Amen
Reading: 2 Corinthians 8: 7-15 (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: There is a great song written back in 1934…… “I got plenty of nuttin’ and nuttin’s plenty for me. Got no car, got no mule. I got no misery”
Many of us are blessed with plenty. There are those who are not. God urges /encourages us to share our plenty. And God also encourages/urges those in need to also be helpful in their own humble way. (Read verses 13 - 15)
I occasionally put out a bag of cookies for my refuse collectors and they in turn bring the empty cans back to my porch rather than leaving them curbside. Such a kind gesture! “I got my gal, got my song, got heaven the whole day long”
May we all share a bit of heaven all day long as we offer our blessings to others.
-- Alice Yeakel
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