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Discussion Questions: Week of March 24, 2019

This week’s discussion questions are based on the First Reading found at Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15, the Second Reading found at 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 and on the Gospel found at Luke 13:1-9

  • In the First Reading, God uses the burning bush to get Moses’ attention. Is “getting someone’s attention” a problem today?  Why do you think so (or think not?)  What tactics do you use?
  • How easy is it for others to get your attention? How often do you not give someone your full attention?  What seem to be the biggest obstacles to giving your full attention? 
  • Have you had any experiences where God seemed to be trying to get your attention? What happened?  What did that teach you?
  • In the second reading, St. Paul tells his readers that all of the Exodus generation saw the mighty works of God, yet they still grumbled that things were too hard and they wanted an easier path. When have you been tempted to take an easier path?  Which path did you choose and why?
  • In the Gospel reading from Luke 13:1-9, Jesus tells the parable of the barren fig tree. The gardener asks to be given more time to cultivate and fertilize the tree before cutting it down.  What can you do to help bear more fruit in your faith life?  Is there anything that “chokes” your spiritual life?
  • If you were given one more year to bear fruit, what sorts of things would you do?

 

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity

By Matthew Kelly

Chapter 13 – Who are some individuals who have played a significant role in your spiritual life?  Is there someone you feel called to minister to in your life?

Chapter 14 – “Our dirty little secret is:  we don’t want our lives transformed.”  Do you believe this is true for you?  Why or why not?

Chapter 15 – Do you believe God has an incredible dream for you?  What do you think that could look like?