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Discussion Questions: Week of October 25, 2020

This week’s discussion questions are based on the Second Reading found at 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10 and on the Gospel found at Matthew 22:34-40

  • In the Second Reading, Paul praises the Thessalonians for becoming “imitators of us and of the Lord.”   How would it make you feel if someone imitated you?  Do you think that would be a good idea?  Why or why not?  

  • In the Gospel, Jesus explains the greatest commandment.  What does it mean to you to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind?  Can you give any examples of what loving God with only part might look like?

  • The second greatest commandment is love our neighbor as ourselves. Who do you think you need to love first – yourself or your neighbor? Why?

  • How does loving God first change how you would love yourself? How does loving yourself change how you would love your neighbor?

  • Think about this past week. In what ways did you fall short of the commands “to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind” and “to love your neighbor as yourself?”  In what ways did you succeed?