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Discussion Questions for March 2
The parts of life and the types of people we choose to avoid and ignore are just the parts of life and people Jesus was most interested in. What does this say about our lives?
Have you ever heard the saying, "The best things in life are not things"? What does that mean to you?
In our own nation, do we "have a collective lust for money and things " which blinds us to the "real and legitimate needs of people"?
Can a person value some people more that other people?
Discuss: "Our quest for the cheapest of everything is literally killing people in other parts of the world." (Matthew Kelly)
Discuss Mother Teresa's quote: "Live simply so that other may simply live."
What does it mean to be a steward, according to Matthew Kelly? How does one have a healthy relationship with money?
Is the need to be "hungry to be noticed" anti-Gospel?
Discuss: "Ordinary people like you and me can answer most prayers.:" (Matthew Kelly)
Everything that we experience in life causes us to either love more or to love less. Discuss.
What does the belief that Jesus rose from the dead mean to a Roman Catholic?
Why do people avoid spiritual transformation?
Comment on the last paragraph on pg. 102.
Read and discuss the prayer of transformation on page 103.
Describe real JOY
What does JOY have to do with TRANSFORMATION?
We each have a gap in our lives. What does Matthew Kelly mean by this on pages 112-114?
Questions to Ponder
Who am I ignoring or avoiding? What parts in my life are a burden to me?
What are the best things in my life?
Am I caught up in the race for more and more and more?
Do I realize that my bargain shopping may be hurting / killing people in other parts of the world and does this mean anything to me?
Do I value some people more than others<?
Do I live simply? Can I live more simply?
Do I take stewardship seriously?
Am I "hungry to be noticed" by anyone? What is my motivation for doing good?
When is the last time I have "answered someone's prayer."?
Am I conscience of my choice to love more or to love less each day? How am I doing today?
Am I aware of the power of the Resurrection in my life?
Have I avoided God's grace of transformation in my life?
Can I pray Matthew Kelly's Prayer of Transformation? Why or why not?
Do I realize that I have a gap in my life between the way I live and the way the Gospels urge me to live?
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