How do you typically act when it comes to people you don’t like?
List some ways you respond to people who don’t like you.
New International Version
32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
How would you expect someone in Jesus’ circumstance (unfairly tried and sentenced to death) to respond to His enemies?
Why is it so hard to pray for your enemies? In what ways do you think it would help you?
Everyone who hurts you is hurting in some way. How does that help you when it comes to the way you think about them?
What would it practically look like for you to show your enemies compassion? What’s the one thing that would hold you back from doing that?
Abide with us, reign in us, and remake this world for your divine majesty, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
"(Name) you are a beloved Child of God."