Great Plains Daily Devotional for 2/14/2022

Today please be in prayer for

Medicine Lodge UMC
Wichita West District
Mount Hope UMC
Wichita West District
Pratt: First UMC
Wichita West District
Iuka UMC
Sawyer UMC
Wichita West District

Today's Lectionary Text

Luke 6:17-26

He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.

Then he looked up at his disciples and said:

“Blessed are you who are poor,
    for yours is the kingdom of God.
“Blessed are you who are hungry now,
    for you will be filled.
“Blessed are you who weep now,
    for you will laugh.

“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.

“But woe to you who are rich,
    for you have received your consolation.
“Woe to you who are full now,
    for you will be hungry.
“Woe to you who are laughing now,
    for you will mourn and weep.

“Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.

Today's Devotional

The gospel this week features Luke's account of what we know as the Beatitudes.  

When you read it for the first time what stands out to you? Is there a particular word or phrase that resonates with you?

The passage includes a direct message to the disciples of both blessings and warnings.  What do you think the disciples thought of these dual messages?

How uneasy do you think the disciples are after this event?

If you were to reimagine these passages in today's time what would they look like?

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