Joseph 4: “Haunted”

“If anything can go wrong,
it will.”
– Murphy’s Law

“Guilt is like the red warning light on the dashboard of the car.
You can either stop and deal with the trouble, or break out the light.”
– Source unknown

Here we are at part 4 of a series of messages on the life of Joseph (and, especially this week, also of his brothers).  This week, we’re reflecting on Genesis 42:1-44:16.  To aid you in your reflections, here are some questions to think about on your own or to talk about with your family and/or friends…

What emotions do you detect within Joseph in the reading?  Can you identify with any of those emotions in particular?  Can you identify with those emotions as a group present all at once?

Try putting yourself in Benjamin’s place.  What do you think he’s thinking and/or feeling through all this?

Joseph’s brothers express regret for their actions of years ago towards Joseph.  Should we wait until someone expresses regret for wrong they’ve done to us before we forgive them?  That is, do people have to apologize before we can or will forgive them?

How do you deal with guilt?  Is that a good way to deal with it?

History:
Joseph 1: “Only in Your Dreams”
Joseph 2: “Run, Joseph, Run!”
Joseph 3: “When the Economy is in the Toilet”

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3 thoughts on “Joseph 4: “Haunted”

  1. […] Your Dreams” Joseph 2: “Run, Joseph, Run!” Joseph 3: “When the Economy is in the Toilet” Joseph 4: “Haunted” Posted by SjG Filed in Uncategorized No Comments […]

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  3. […] Can you have a forgiving heart even before someone asks for forgiveness?  (This question also came up in Part 4.) […]

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