Prayer: Dear God, when we feel disappointed or discouraged, help us to keep trying. Amen.
Reading: Luke 13: 31-35 (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: Have you ever felt like giving up? You’re not making any progress? Well meaning friends may have even said, "Quit trying. You’re not going to make it."
I read a book where the theme was though you may feel discouraged you ARE trying. You may NOT make the Olympic team. You may NOT win the election. But you HAVE made the effort.
Jesus was warned but He continued doing His work. So must we.
-- Alice Yeakel
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