DINNER: What does it mean to be 'complete?'
Take some time at dinner one night this week to read this fun fact and then discuss some of the questions.
Did you know...
…that the words 'perfect' and 'complete' come from the same word in Greek, the original language of the bible. In this week's gospel story Jesus prays that his disciples would 'become completely one.' The word perfect doesn't mean that we never do anything wrong or that we never make a mistake. Instead it means that we are whole or complete, feeling like we are all put together.
Jesus' prayer this week could be even more closely translated as wanting the disciples to be 'made complete in their one-ness.' Jesus seemed to know that it was only when we recognize the importance of our relationships with all people and all things that we will feel complete, or all put back together. Only when we see everyone as our family member will our communities be complete.
Questions for Discussion:
1) Who are some of the people that you feel most connected to in your community?
2) Who are some of the people that you have a hard time feeling connected with in your community?
3) Who would you like to connected with more in your community?