For a new perspective on Bible accounts you have heard over and over, play "I Wonder" with children and adults alike. Similar to "I Spy", it encourages a deeper dive into familiar passages. Simply explore ideas that are not detailed in the Bible, starting with the phrase "I wonder".
> I wonder if any Roman soldier was standing in the back not mocking Jesus. (Matthew 27:27-31)
> I wonder how long it took Joseph of Arimathea to cut his own tomb out of the rock (Matthew 27:57-60). What did he think about as he worked?
> The day after Jesus' ascension, I wonder which disciple spoke first at breakfast - and what he said.
Scholars may have chimed in on some of these ponderings, but there is likely no right answer. Playing "I Wonder" can help you slow down to really pay attention and experience more of a Bible passage - especially one you seem to know by rote.
Add meaning to this year's Easter celebration by letting your wonder wander during Holy Week. Then continue the practice whenever you are eager to gain new insights on the "old, old story...of Jesus and his love".