“If anything can go wrong,
— – 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?