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Not of the World
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Anna Shirey

John 17:6-19

Object: a glass of water, small bottle of food coloring


First Thoughts: Ever since the church began, there has been an ongoing struggle with the question of how the faithful should interact with the world. Some groups have interpreted the scripture to believe that the church should separate from the world as much as possible -- creating closed communities and special clothes to set them apart. Other groups have so minimized the difference between the church and the world that a bystander probably couldn't even tell the difference. Likely Jesus' instructions -- to be in the world but not of the world -- lead us somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. It's a tension we all struggle with. How do we see it played out in our lives? How do we imagine the church should live out this calling? Pray about your own experience with being in the world but not of the world, and carry your reflection to your time with the children.

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