What You’ll Need for Today:
- One Notebook
- One Pen or Pencil
- Your Bible
- The guide below
- Say this prayer, or use one of your own.
- Read Esther 3:1-15 for the first time (the third book of the bible)
- As you read for the second time, think about the similarities between the holocaust and Haman’s decree.
- How did King Xerxes’ ignorance endanger the lives of many? How could he have prevented this from happening?
- Journal about Haman and how his character reflects other people throughout history, or even people in the bible. What words define his character?
- Go here to see Haman’s archetype card. Make your own using any of the major characters, and put it in your journal.
- Read this and journal your notes, thoughts, and questions:
Haman plots to destroy the Jewish people in Xerxes’ kingdom, just because Mordecai refuses to honour him like he honours God. He gives King Xerxes a few small details about what he wants to do, but does not reveal who or why he wants to kill. The King readily agrees. Have you ever made a hasty decision that you don’t know much about, and regretted it later? What do you think King Xerxes will do if he finds out?