Read Luke 13:10–17
Something to think about, talk about or do
Jesus believed that people are more important than rules. Nothing could
stop Jesus from healing, restoring people to wholeness, and welcoming all.
Jesus showed that the way to keep the Sabbath day holy was to help bring
healing and liberation. Jesus wanted people to know that we should never
miss an opportunity to help others experience wholeness. Jesus taught us
to care for and include those who feel excluded, or left out, or kept in the
Together this week
■ Prayer Think of a setting where liberation could happen in our world
– perhaps situations of people suffering or hurting, situations of hunger or war – and write or draw these on paper and place them in a
bag. Read Luke 13:10–17 and imagine the woman in the story carrying the burden of this bag. Read or describe the burdens in the bag,
pray for these situations and be open to ways you might bring God’s
■ Agents of God’s healing Think of people in your family and church
who carry heavy burdens, grief, illness, and more. What can you do
as a family to help one of them? How can you be agents of God’s healing? It doesn’t have to be a big thing; we know that small things can
make a big difference. Simply reaching out to someone makes them
feel included and helps them know that healing is possible.
when we feel down,
your love lifts us up.
Guide us as we show
your love in the world. Amen.