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, October 10, 2009

Family Bible Study - October 11, 2009 - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage
Mark 10:17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him,
and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said
to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You know the
commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not
steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and
mother.’” 20 He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” 21
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you
own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then
come, follow me.” 22 When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving,
for he had many possessions. 23 Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,
“How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24
And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again,
“Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to
go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of
God.” 26 They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be
saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for
God; for God all things are possible.” 28 Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have
left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one
who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold
now in this age — houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with
persecutions — and in the age to come eternal life.

Questions for discussion:
1. “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” The man asked Jesus this question, which is the most important question anyone of us can ask. How does Jesus answer that
question? Are you doing those things?

2. Jesus wants us to use everything we have to do good things for God and to bring
other people to know and to love God. How are you doing this?

3. The rich young man went away feeling very “sad” because he did not want to
make Jesus more special than his money. Is there anything in your life that is more
important to you than following Jesus all the way, 100%?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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