Discussion Questions: Week of July 31, 2018
This week’s discussion questions are based on the First Reading found at Amos 7:12-15 and on the Gospel found at Mark 6:7-13
- This week’s message is based on the first reading where Amos is asked to step out of his comfort zone. Have you ever felt like Amos in that you were ill prepared for a task or had no background to handle a situation (i.e. dealing with issues with your children, your marriage/personal life, a disability, loss of a job, asked by your boss to do something that you don’t know how to do, etc.) What graces did God give you to handle the situation?
- In the Gospel reading, the apostles were sent out “two by two.” It is suggested that this was done so others could see how the apostles were able to practice working together in a community atmosphere. What do you think is the most important thing about being in a community (i.e. working together, worshipping together, understanding and listening to each other, etc.)
- In the Gospel, Jesus instructs his disciples to be unencumbered. Why is detachment (“no food, no sack, no money….”) so important? How cluttered is your heart and mind? If the clutter limits God’s space in your life, what can you dispose of?