Today, we look at a Day 3 text from this year’s summer curriculum, “Transformed Community: God’s Agent of C.H.A.N.G.E.”
Prayer: Thank you, God, for the gift of compassion. Amen.
Reading: Luke 10:25-37 (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: Who is my neighbor? We worship a vibrant God who calls us to actively help those who are in need. What are some ways that you do that?
As you read the story of the Good Samaritan, I’d like you to think about the choices you make each day. When are the times that you look away from a healing situation or when are the times you stop and show mercy? How do you live out the role in your daily life of the Samaritan?
As we look at this story with our campers this summer, I look forward to hearing the ways that they feel they are a good neighbor. And maybe, just maybe, as they leave camp, they will help be more compassionate in their neighborhood and transform it, with God’s help!
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