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Discussion Questions: Week of May 24, 2020

First Reading found at Acts of the Apostles 1:12-14, the Second Reading found at 1 Peter 4:13-16 and on the Gospel found at John 17:1-11a

  • The First Reading, Acts 1:14, is the last mention of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the Bible.  What more would you like to know about Mary?

  • In the Second Reading, Peter says, “If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.”  Do you know anyone who has gone through suffering only to become a better and more passionate witness for Christ?  Explain.

  • Do you believe personal suffering can equip a person for greater ministry in someone else’s life?  How so?

  • Knowing that suffering can persuade you to doubt God’s love and plan for you, what can you do to counter these fears and doubts

  • Jesus tells us in the Gospel that He is praying for us.  For what aspect of your life do you think He is praying?  What would you want Jesus to ask the Father on your behalf?

  • Have you ever had someone say they were going to pray for you and you knew that they really were going to do it? What does it feel like to have someone pray for you and your intentions?

  • Have you ever forgotten to pray for those you said you would pray?  What are some ways we can remember to keep others in our prayer intentions?