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, July 6, 2012

Family Bible Study - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B July 8, 2012 Gospel Passage Mark 6:1 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5 And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6 And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went about among the villages teaching. Questions The people of Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth did not believe in Him. He was sad and surprised that they did not believe. In your home would Jesus be proud of how much you believe in Him or sad because you don’t believe in Him enough? Jesus was a carpenter and went to work each day like most grownups do. He did His job the best He could. That means that if you do your work the best you can, God is happy. What kind of work do you want to do to please God when you grow up? What work do you do now? Can your work at home, school and CCD please God too? The Gospel story seems to say that Jesus had “brothers”, but the word “brother” here means “relatives” in Hebrew. The same word is used for brothers, cousins, and other relatives. Why do we know the Jesus didn’t have any true brothers or sisters? What do we know about Mary that makes this impossible? used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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