Prayer: May the seeds of faith we plant and good deeds we do produce fruit for the kingdom and praise to you, God. Amen
Reading: Luke 13: 1-9 (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: This will be my fourth summer to try growing butternut squash. The first harvest - nothing. The second summer produced a bumper crop. The third - a meager crop. So, I shall try again.
We planted a baby Christmas tree in our front yard. The “leader” got broken off and for several years there was very little growth. Now it is short and fat and the neighbors comment, "What a healthy little tree!"
Sometimes we just don’t know what our seeds or good deeds will produce. Praise God!
-- Alice Yeakel
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