Friday, March 6, 2015

24. Jesus and Hell (We Make the Road by Walking)


1.  What one thought or idea from today's lesson especially intrigued, provoked, disturbed, challenged, encouraged, warmed, warned, helped, or surprised you?

2.  Share a story about a time someone confronted you with a mistake or fault and you didn't respond well.

3.  How do you respond to the parable of the rich man and Lazarus?

4.  What are some of the ways that people try to keep children from doing harmful or dangerous things?  What ways do you think work the best?


5.  Look for people like Lazarus in the parable and refuse to imitate the rich man in your response to them.


6.  Imagine the rich man walking by Lazarus in the gutter.  In silence, ask God if you are stepping over anyone in your life.

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation ~ by Brian D. McLaren, 2014

1 comment:

Shirley said...

Given the horrible wars and violence currently occurring, this chapter offered a reminder of the alternate route of the "rough and narrow" path advocated by Jesus for nonviolent social change instead of the broad highway of hate and violence.

The observation that the belief in the afterlife provided a benefit for those who wanted to recruit people for violent revolution since they could promise heaven to those who died as martyrs in a holy war was certainly a timely comment.