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Discussion Questions: Week of September 8, 2019

This week’s discussion questions are based on the First Reading found at Wisdom 9:13-18b, on the  Second Reading found at Philemon 9-10, 12-17 and on the Gospel found at Luke 14:25-33

  • The First Reading describes how different God’s wisdom is from earthly, human reasoning. What in your life have you been approaching with human reasoning when instead you need to turn it over to God’s wisdom?
  • The Gospel reading focuses on the cost of following Jesus. What are some things you think the world commonly assumes a person must give up to follow Jesus?
  • The Gospel reading talks about three requirements for true discipleship. Which of the three do you find most challenging at this point in your life: preferring Jesus to anyone else, taking up your cross, or renouncing possessions? Why?
  • Jesus speaks to the crowds about counting the cost of discipleship before beginning the endeavor. Is discipleship costing you anything right now?  What are you gaining by following Jesus?