Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Family Bible Study - Sunday, September 20th, 2009 - Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage
Mark 9:30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want
anyone to know it; 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of
Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after
being killed, he will rise again.” 32 But they did not understand what he was saying
and were afraid to ask him. 33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in
the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34 But they
were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest.
35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must
be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one
who sent me.”

Questions for Discussion:

1) “They did not understand what Jesus was saying and were afraid to ask Him.”
What should we do if we don’t understand what Jesus is asking of us? To whom should we go to?

2) To be great in God’s eyes, we have to be the servant of all, just like Jesus showed He was our servant of love by washing the feet of the apostles and telling us to do the same. What service can you do this week to become greater in God’s eyes?

3) Jesus loves children and wants us to welcome children in His name. Welcoming children is a pure act of love since you do not expect anything from them in return for welcoming them. Has anyone ever welcomed you in this way that Jesus asks His disciples to do so? Have you ever welcomed someone else in this way?

used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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