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Discussion Questions: Week of January 17, 2020

This week’s discussion questions are based on the First Reading found at 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19, on the Second Reading found at 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 and on the Gospel found at John 1:35-42

  • In the First Reading, God called Samuel three times before Samuel understood it was Him.  Do you recognize God’s call right away?  For example, could things like forest fires be calls from God to do something about climate change?

  • When has God spoken to you through events in your life?  Did you find it difficult to know it was His voice?  What makes you certain it was God talking to you?

  • Can you think of specific people through whom God has spoken to you? Have you ever been able to be God’s voice to someone else, like Eli to Samuel?

  • In the Second Reading, Paul asks, “do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you?”  Consider how you treat your body, and that after your death you will be reunited with the very same one.  What can you do today for the good of your body?

  • In the Gospel this week, Jesus asks the two disciples, “What do you seek?” Imagine Jesus asking you this same question.  How would you answer?  What are you looking for in life? 

  • Waiting is often a part of God’s method for speaking to us. As we wait, our desire to know Him and hear Him can grow.  Share the times in your life when you felt like you were waiting on the Lord.  Did you persevere?  What were some graces from the time of waiting?