Discussion Questions: Week of September 23, 2018
This week’s discussion questions are based on the Second Reading found at James 3:16-4:3 and on the Gospel found at Mark 9:30-37
- In the Second Reading, James describes the wisdom from above to be “all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity.” Where in today’s society can we find these descriptions of the Kingdom of God? How you can begin to live in that Kingdom while you are still on earth?
- Also, in the Second Reading, James asks about the origin of war. God reveals to us that we are actually at war within ourselves if we allow our passions to rule our actions. How can we overcome our sinful habits and maintain peace in our hearts so that we can be a peacemaker to all we encounter?
- In the Gospel, Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be last of all and the servant of all.” This reminds us to put ourselves after others who may be in need. Talk about a time when someone served you in a time of need.
- In the past, we have talked about the talents, gifts, and skills we have that can be used to serve others. Since our last discussion of this, have you put your gifts, talents and skills to use? Are you offering them? How or why not?
Gather 10 to Share 0
Early next year, St. Pius X will be hosting a Volunteer Fair. At the Fair, every parishioner will be invited to sign up for a ministry. We are encouraging all small group participants to take part in this opportunity. Check out all of the ministry options on our ministries page link below. Take some time this week to discuss where everyone’s talents, gifts and skills can be of the most use and commit to sign up as a group at the Fair. More details will be provided at a later date. Let’s work together in our Gather 10/Small Groups to help those in need.