Prayer: Help us, God, to be better servants for you. Amen.
Reading: Mark 10:35-45 (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: The readings for this Sunday talk about servanthood. In our gospel reading, Jesus is reminding us that we should be servants and that he set the example in this realm for that.
What is it like to be a servant? It’s not glamorous, glorious, and you don’t always get recognition. And, most who have a heart of a servant do not want the recognition. They just want to help others and try to improve the world around them.
James and John wanted recognition for being Jesus’ disciples. But Christ reminded them that it is not their place to decide who will “sit at the right and the left.” Their reward for being a servant will come to them in another time and place. And so will ours. –Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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