Prayer: Jesus, you told us to love one another so that others would know that we love you. Help us to do that each and every day. Amen.
Reading: John 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: Jesus gives us a new commandment in this story. He tells us that we should do one thing. It seems so simple; but, yet, it is so difficult, isn’t it? Love one another.
I think of a childhood song I used to sing. It was probably in Sunday School where I learned these words: “Love one another, love one another, love one another, Jesus said.”
May you sign that song in your heart and do as Jesus told us to do. And may that love shine brightly, bringing others to see Jesus in you.
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