Reflections for August 10, 2014

Genesis 37:1–4, 12–28

We all can relate to a sibling, classmate, or co-worker who is the “favourite” and the feelings of anger and jealousy that can arise. In this week’s focus scripture, Joseph’s brothers are so filled with rage when they see him coming to visit in the fields they plot to get rid of him – permanently. Joseph’s brothers don’t understand him or his “dreams.” Sometimes that same sort of misunderstanding can feed our own feelings of anger and jealousy toward another. How might we find a peaceful resolution for these broken relationships?

 

This week, think of a person who stirs feelings of anger and jealousy in you. Reach out to that person in some way this week – invite them to join you for lunch or coffee, write them a note or e-mail, or set aside time to pray about what misunderstandings might be fuelling your feelings.

Seasons of the SpiritTM Wood Lake Publishing

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