Prayer: Lord, we pray that we will lead other to love as you have taught us. In Your name- Amen.
Reading: Romans 13: 8-14 (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: Love fulfills the law- can it get much easier than that? Unfortunately in today’s world showing love to others is not as commonplace as we would like to see. In the second half of today’s scripture reading we are told that we are to put on the armor of light. The light that emits from that armor is the love we show when we follow the example of Christ. When we show love to our neighbors as we would to ourselves, it is part of the package that we also will not hurt them (with words or actions), steal from them, or be jealous of them. We should show love by respecting and valuing everyone because we are all unique and purposefully created children of God. That’s a good deal to rave about! --Anne Harshbarger
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