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, July 3, 2010

Family Bible Study - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage
Luke 10:1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of
him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. 2 He said to
them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ 6 And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. 7 Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; 9 cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.

Questions for discussion -

1. Jesus tells us to pray to the “Lord of the harvest” to send laborers into his
vineyard”. His “vineyard” is the world. God needs workers! What work are
you going to do for him?

2. Two types of work that are very important for the “harvest” are the
priesthood and religious life (nuns and religious brothers). (Boys) If God is
calling you to be a priest, would you say yes and join His priests in the
vineyard? (Girls) If God is calling you to serve Him as a religious sister,
teaching or working in a hospital or a parish, or loving Him in prayer in a
cloister, would you say yes?

3. Jesus says to tell everyone that the kingdom of God is near. Where is the
kingdom? (Hint: where is the king?)
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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