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Discussion Questions: Week of July 25, 2021

This week’s discussion questions are based on the First Reading found at 2 Kings 4:42-44 and on the Gospel found at John 6:1-15

  • In the First Reading, Elisha knows that twenty loaves will not be enough to feed the crowd.  He must trust God over his own logic.  Is this leap-of-faith kind of trust ever required in your life?  Does such trust become easier with practice?

  • Does the way you react to difficult situations reflect the strength of your faith?  Can your response in the midst of trials influence others who may be observing your life?

  • In the Gospel, the apostles felt it would be impossible to feed all of the people who followed Jesus.  Have you ever faced a situation where you felt overwhelmed and completely unable to meet the required needs?  What did you do and how did you get through it?

  • Is it okay to immediately pray to God for help, or do you think He expects us to work on the problem for a bit ourselves?

  • After all had their fill, the disciples collected “twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves.”  Have you ever experienced a time when God provided more than you needed?