Discussion Questions: Week of July 22, 2018
This week’s discussion questions are based on the First Reading found at Jeremiah 23:1-6 and on the Gospel found at Mark 6:30-34
- The first reading discusses the shepherds who “mislead and scatter the flock.” From our closest friends to the National news, we hear a lot of complaints about the Catholic Church. Do you find people trying to convince you their view of the Church is the correct one? How easy is it for you to keep other’s issues with the Church from becoming your issues? While you may understand another person’s criticisms, do you struggle with allowing them to have their point of view while you maintain yours?
- Do you have a tendency to invoke your position on the Church on others rather than allowing them to make their own decision (i.e. children, friends, etc.)?
- In the Gospel, Jesus encourages the disciples to go to a “deserted place and rest awhile.” In our “go, go, go” society, where is your favorite resting place? Is it an actual location or someplace quiet in your mind? With whom do you recap your day? Do you ever take time to talk with Jesus about your day? This is a beautiful form of prayer.