Questions:

  1. Have you ever known someone with a disability that made communication difficult?  What do you think would be the most difficult thing about having such a disability?  
  2. Have you ever had an experience where there was something obvious that you should have noticed, but managed to miss?  How did that makes you feel, and how was your mistake brought to your attention?
  3. "If something is absent long enough, it's absence becomes normal."  How do you think this applies to the idea of clean water we have been focused on this Advent season?  
  4. In Mark 7:32-37, Jesus heals a man who was deaf and had great difficulty speaking.  In this case do you think the two disabilities were related?  What do you think this man's family or friends said when they saw the change that Jesus had made possible?