Step 3: Explore Scripture and Tradition


READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • 6th Grade: Leviticus 19: 33-34, Deuteronomy 10:17-19
  • 7th Grade: Luke 10:25-37
  • 8th Grade: Ephesians 2:13-20

REFLECT: Based on this reading, who is your neighbor? How does God want you to treat that person? Why does God want us to welcome someone we view as a stranger?

BRAINSTORM TOGETHER: Who in your school, community, country, and our world is treated as a stranger? Pray for them together.

EXPLORE STORIES OF WELCOME IN SCRIPTURE

  • 6th Grade: Genesis 18:1-8
  • 7th Grade: John 4:4-42
  • 8th Grade: Acts 10:17-28

Reflection Questions:

Who in this passage welcomes others? How? What specific actions did they take to show welcome?

How do you think the people in this passage felt about what was happening? Why?

What does this story tell you about how we are called to treat one another?