OCTOBER 25: Stones in Our Path
1. What “stones” have caused you hurt and sadness? How
did these “stones” affect your life? How did you cope with
2. Recall a time when you endured difficult circumstances
that would ultimately lay the foundation for something
good to happen to you. What was the difficult situation?
What good came from it? Should we expect good to come
from every difficult situation we experience?
3. Has someone ever said to you, “Everything happens for a
reason”? Do you believe this statement to be true? Why
or why not? Is this a helpful thing to say to someone suffering pain, anguish, or grief?
4. Can you think of an obstacle that a family member or
friend is facing today? In what way — big or small —
could you help this person? What is your prayer for him
5. What “stones” do you carry with you today for which you
would like the prayers of your faith community?
2. The writer of today’s meditation says, “Showing love to
others is showing love to God.” Describe a time in which
you have shown love to God by showing love to another
person. What did you do for this person? How did he or
3. Should we give to everyone who asks us for help? Is there
ever a time when it is okay not to help someone in need?
4. Have you ever had to ask someone for food or money? In
what ways did this change your attitude toward those who
ask you for help?
5. Do you think most people naturally want to help others?
What does scripture say about showing compassion to
others? How did Jesus model compassion in his life and