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

Friday, June 18, 2010

Family Bible Study - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage
Luke 9:18 Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near
him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 They
answered, “John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of
the ancient prophets has arisen.” 20 He said to them, “But who do you say
that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.” 21 He sternly ordered
and commanded them not to tell anyone, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must
undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and
scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” 23 Then he said to
them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves
and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For those who want to save
their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.

Questions for Discussion -

1. Who do the crowds (people) today — say that Jesus is? Do you wonder if they
listen to Him or even know who He is?

2. Who do you say that Jesus is? Would you say the same thing as St. Peter?

3. Jesus says that to be his follower, we have to do three things: deny
ourselves (think about helping others before we worry about ourselves), take
up our crosses (problems) every day and follow him (obey him). How would
you grade yourself in these three related subjects?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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