Prayer: Thank you, Creator. For all of me. For all of us. For everyone. Amen.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:13-14 (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?
I am working on an online master’s program in literature and writing. I recently re-read Walt Whitman’s “I Sing the Body Electric.” In it, he praises the Creator for every element of our human bodies right down to our souls. He compares and contrasts the working parts and the incredible variety by which they function, from the people we encounter down to the microscopic level understood at the end of the 19th century. But what Whitman holds up highest is the central spirit which electrifies every one of us – our soul. “O I say these are not the parts and poems of the body only, but of the soul,/ O I say now these are the soul!” Humankind is amazing, so different and yet utterly connected. Praise God!
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