MAY 10: God, the Mother
1. Think of an experience similar to the writer of today’s meditation in which someone has shown you kindness. How did
it feel to be treated with such compassion? In what ways was
your experience similar to that of the writer?
2. What does scripture say about how we are to treat other people? Is there one scripture passage that is most meaningful
to you? Why is it most meaningful to you? Name a few ways
you try to put this passage into practice.
3. When have you witnessed an exemplary act of compassion?
What did you learn from this experience? Did it change your
understanding of compassion in any way? If so, how?
like to have a fresh start. What is the situation and what
would it look like for you to start fresh?
5. How does your church talk about and model forgiveness?
Give an example of a time when someone in your church
needed or showed forgiveness. What did you learn from this
1. The writer of today’s meditation says, “God is both mother
and father for us.” Is the picture of God the Mother as appropriate an image as God the Father? Why or why not?
2. Can you think of other scripture passages where God is depicted more like a mother than a father? Which of these passages speak to you most? What other descriptions of God in
scripture are meaningful to you?
3. What images or characteristics come to mind when you think
of your earthly mother? Which of these attributes does God
have? Did you come to know God in this way from personal
experience or from scripture?
4. Do you read and study one translation of the Bible or several
translations? What are some of the possible benefits of reading and studying more than one translation?
5. Are you part of a small-group Bible study? If so, what topics
does your group discuss? What has been the most memorable topic for you? Why is it the most memorable?
MAY 17: The Ice Cream Man