Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Last week’s lesson was titled ‘Here I am, send me.’ We discussed chapter 9 of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

Chapter 9 represents the beginning of the heart of the book. Atticus’ agrees to represent Tom Robinson and in turn incurs the wrath of the town.

We discussed the fact that Atticus decision to represent Tom is more than taking on a new client. Atticus is engaged in a moral crusade. He explains to Scout that if he didn’t represent Tom then Atticus could no longer represent his community in the legislature, hold his head up in town or tell his children what to do. ┬áIn other words if he failed to stand against injustice he would lose all moral authority.

Judy pointed out that while standing for the right Atticus continued to his love of his neighbors. He reminds Scout that after the trial of Tom was over the people of Maycomb would continue to be their friends and neighbors.

Atticus wanted to change his community not only because it was the right thing to do but because it was the loving thing to do.

We discussed how we can know when to make a moral stand and where to find the courage to act.

Jack said that we must rely on the Holy Spirit. If we act in the flesh we will always be blinded by pride and self interest.

Therefore, we must feed the Spirit. The best way to do this is by spending time in His word and with His people. Only the mature believer can accurately here the masters call.

Finally, we must understand that taking a stand can be difficult. Most of us agreed that we were willing to face persecution but admitted that it is another thing entirely to witness how our children can suffer because of our choices. The best thing we can do for our children is to introduce them to Jesus Christ. Then we encourage them to grow closer to Him. A child who knows Him will grow into an adult who knows joy in spite of circumstances.

This week we will discuss lesson 7 – ‘Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick’ We will discuss chapter 10 and 2 Cor. 12:1-11.

See you Wednesday.

John

 

 

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