Today is the seventh installment of 30 days of resources for your family to use to grow together. Each of our daily activities will have the following pieces:
- PLAY TOGETHER: An opportunity to have fun and do something together instead of watching Netflix.
- TALK TOGETHER: Around the dinner table or just two of you sitting on the back porch, take turns asking these questions to learn more about the other.
- ORIENT TOGETHER: In time of need we have an opportunity to renew our vision for Jesus, and pray for His work in our life and world.
We hope these resources are helpful to you as a family. Feel free to share with others as well!
Sherlock: Assemble family members in a line and choose one person to be Sherlock. Sherlock leaves the room and the remaining family members change one thing about their appearance. They can pull their hair up or down, put on a sweatshirt or take one off, put a sticker on, and so forth. Sherlock re-enters the room and tries to identify as many changes in appearance as they can.
- Has there been a time that a stranger, or someone you didn’t know well, was kind to you?
- Has there been a time that you were kind to a stranger?
- Do you usually treat your friends and family the same way you treat people you don’t know well? Do you treat them better or worse?
- What are some ways you can help your neighbors, especially people who are vulnerable or at high risk right now?
Read Luke 10:25-37 together.
- As seen in The Parable of the Good Samaritan, we should “love our neighbors as ourselves,” so in light of the pandemic going around right now, how should we be treating those around us? How should we be treating them in our regular lives?
- Even if you cannot see or visit your friends, family, etc. how can you still be a Good Samaritan towards them?
- What is the recurring message of this passage? Is it to practice love, or patience? Is it to show the mercy you would want to be shown?
- In Matthew 22:36-40, we are reminded of two things, to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” and to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” What does this align with in this parable? How can we practice showing the love Jesus showed us to our neighbors during Covid-19 and our regular lives?
Today’s Family Resource for Growing Together is written by Lydia Sweat, a senior in high school, and Leah Hinds, a youth worker, both in Lexington, SC.