Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on March 7, 2013.
1. Relate any stories you have surrounding the "WWJD" craze from the late 1990s.
2. In what situations do you ask yourself, "What Would Jesus Do?"
3. In what ways do you treat others as you think you would treat Jesus if he walked on the earth today?
Reading: Matthew 25: 31-46 (Click to read text)
Reflection: In the late 20th Century there was a craze across this nation. Teens all across the land wore bracelets, necklaces, T-shirts and other apparel that said, "WWJD." The initials stood for "What Would Jesus Do?" It was a tool to remind the youngsters when they got in situations and were unsure how to react, they should think of what Christ would do in that situation.
I used the same kind of logic on a group of youngsters around that same time. When they would tease each other, push each other, or do something inappropriate, I would say to them, "Would You Do That to Jesus?" More often than not, their answer was "no."
In Matthew, Jesus tells that whatever we do to the least of our brothers, so we do that unto Him. How do you treat other people? Is it how you would treat our Lord and Savior? Thank about that the next time you interact with others. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Watch this video portraying an old camp song, "Whatsover You Do," which reminds us of today's lesson.
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