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Day 6 - Welcoming Others

“Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (Jn 15:16b)

Join Stephanie for midday prayers as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Today's prayers will take place live on Facebook at noon.

The order of service and the recording of the prayers are available below.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  1. Jesus’s response to being told there is too little to feed the crowd is to send his disciples to find the resources that he will use to feed the people through a miracle. What can this account of his ministry tell us about our calling to follow Jesus?   
  2. What does it mean that Jesus does this ministry – feeding the five thousand – with his disciples, not just on his own?   
  3. Food scarcity and food deserts are a significant problem in many communities across Canada. Whether there are no grocery stores within an accessible distance, or the places that do sell food sell them at exorbitant prices, or there is no access to fresh food through community gardening and other means, there are millions in Canada who do not have ready access to healthy and safe food for them and their families. Some more reading on the topic can be found at Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount report. In your context, how does food scarcity appear in your communities? How do you address it, or how could you address it?