- With whom do you identify more: the elder brother (the one lost at home) or the younger brother (the one lost far away)? Why?
- In what ways do you have an "us and them" mentality? What causes that in you? What would it look like to change it?
- How does your reconciliation with God practically shape how you reconcile with others?
- What did you experience as Don McLaughlin took us through the prayer exercise?
- Pray together the prayer that Don gave us. Pray together: "Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." Pray it together three times.)
- What causes followers of Jesus to settle for division rather than reconciling with one another?
- How does it change your role and responsibility to know that the church is central to God's intent and purpose to bring racial reconciliation?
- How has the church added to the struggle of division in our current world? What does it look like for us to change the church's culture of division? What is your role in helping to make that change?
- Who is someone you can begin talking with to help heal these wounds?
- How does Scripture reveal God's vision for our relationship to the poor?
- How can you (or someone you know) relate to Don McLauglin's statement that there are multiple reasons that people become impoverished?
- What is a place in your local contact where you could get to know, intereact with, and serve the poor so that our common stereotypes are destroyed?
- How can you use your future profession and/or expertise to bring shalom (how things should be), particularly among the impoverished?