November 08, 2020: Episode 68 | Speaking of Humble Pie
The message that sparked the conversation ... Tied into the Same Lifeline.
Humble pie, eating crow, swallowing your pride...there are plenty of phrases to describe the bitter taste of public embarrassment and looks of contempt. Join us as we share our stories and hear more from the book of Daniel.
- When was a time when you had to eat some "humble pie" (i.e., admit to some humiliating error or mistake)?
- Think of other humbling experiences you've had. What is it that makes it most difficult for you get through these?
- When you've had to face people after a humbling experience, what helped you get through it?
- Daniel chapter 5 jumps forward roughly 30 years after the ending of chapter 4. A new king is in charge, and Daniel has been mostly forgotten by the current Babylonian power brokers. But he's still there, hanging around. He's probably in his late seventies now, and he's been in exile for about 65 of those years. In this chapter, he is given the task of helping a new king eat a healthy serving of humble pie at a big banquet in front of his guests. As you listen to these excerpts from Daniel 5, what's a word or a phrase that stays with you? Why did that get your attention? What else interests, puzzles, or raises questions for you?
- What do you get to know more deeply about the God and Father of Jesus through this?
- Consider how this connects to the bigger Story of the Bible. How is this good news for you?
- Reflecting on this, what do you want to say to people in your household, congregation, or neighborhood?