Campers and Drama


“He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”…A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.”Luke 22:15, 24


The second to last day of a camp week is often the most filled with petty drama. It’s when campers, who have formed close bonds, start to distance themselves from one another. Fights tend to break out about some of the dumbest topics. Jesus faced this same issue. On his final Passover, he announces his forthcoming suffering and death. And the disciples’ response is to begin to bicker among themselves…about themselves. It’s human nature to deflect our anxiety and worry into an argument we feel like we have more control over. The disciples did it, church camp participants do it every year, and we do it in our everyday l

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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