Your Plus 1 Assignment: Practice Dangerously Good Faith this week by being kind (especially in the face of unkindness)
FAITH5: Tonight and every night before you head to bed spend some time with those you love and do this faith-building experience together (or, do it alone as a time of before bed devotions, keeping a journal and recording the following as an act of prayer):
|Share… One high and one low from your day.|
Your love must be real. Hate what is evil, and hold on to what is good. Love each other like brothers and sisters. Give each other more honor than you want for yourselves… Wish good for those who harm you; wish them well and do not curse them… Live in peace with each other. Do not be proud, but make friends with those who seem unimportant. Do not think how smart you are. If someone does wrong to you, do not pay him back by doing wrong to him. Try to do what everyone thinks is right. Do your best to live in peace with everyone… Do not let evil defeat you, but defeat evil by doing good. (Romans 12:9-21)
|Talk… How might you put into practice Paul’s words about dangerously good faith in your home? Your school? Your neighborhood? Your workplace? Share one way you were kind today.
How has Jesus done these things for us?
|Pray… for each other.|
|Bless… each other by affirming one thing you like about the other person. Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each person, saying: The LORD bless you and keep you.|