Sunday, December 11, 2016

One Word: Room


..there was no room for them at the inn.
Luke 2.7

  • Biblical commentators argue about why there was “no room”, and what exactly the “inn” was – a guest room in a relative’s house?  a public lodging place? – but the outcome is the same. There was no room for Mary, Joseph and their new-born son. Why do you think this detail in Luke’s story is important?
  • Have you ever felt squeezed out or excluded? What did it feel like and what did you do?
  • Where do you feel you really “belong” – the place where when you go there, you know there will always be room for you?
  • Who might we treat as if there is “no room” for them, in our families, workplaces, communities and world? What might that feel like?

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