Share your “highs” and your “lows” for the past week with each other.
31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’ 33They answered him, ‘We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, “You will be made free”?’
34 Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there for ever. 36So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
On Reformation Sunday, we remember the work and ministry of Martin Luther and the 16th century reformers, who reoriented our lives of faith away from “works” to “faith and grace”. In what ways are you still trying to “work you way” toward God? How might you begin to embrace the grace freely given to you without the need to “impress or perform”?
Special prayer requests: Pray for those on the margins, those children in difficult and desperate situations, and for compassion to reign in all ways.
Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each one’s forehead.