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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Family Bible Study - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage
Luke 19:1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And there was a
man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. 3 And he
sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because
he was small of stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a
sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus
came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and
come down; for I must stay at your house today." 6 So he made haste and
came down, and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it they all
murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." 8 And
Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I
give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it
fourfold." 9 And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house,
since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man came to seek and to
save the lost."

Questions for discussion -
1. Zacchaeus could not see Jesus “on account of the crowd.” Do others ever get
in your way of seeing Jesus? or make it harder to see Jesus?

2. Zacchaeus was happy to let Jesus come into his home. We can let Jesus into
our body and soul by taking Holy Communion. Are you joyful and happy when you receive Jesus into your body and soul in Holy
Communion? What do you do to get ready for Him? What do you do to prepare yourself to welcome him?

3. Jesus says he came to “seek and to save the lost.” About whom was he
speaking? Can you think of anyone who is “lost” because he or she does not know about Jesus? How can we help them to find Jesus?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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