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Discussion Questions for March 9
Is it possible for a person to find 15 minutes a day to read the Gospels?
What would you say to someone who told you that they did not have time to read the .Gospels each day?
Do you think that most Christians want to rediscover Jesus?
Did you learn anything you would like to share from reading Chapter 25 or
Do you think prayer can be scheduled in one's day?
Has anyone ever taught you to pray? By example? By instruction?
Do you think the
on page 122-123 is something worth trying?
How could we encourage more parishioners to practice
The Prayer Process
What does delaying gratification have to do with living a Gospel life?
Is self-denial only for times, such as Lent? Why or why not?
How do we teach our children to practice self-denial? How do we discourage self-denial among our friends, at home, or personally?
What is the relationship between daily personal prayer and spontaneous prayer?
Do you know a Gospel spontaneous prayer that you or someone you know often says?
Read paragraph #1 on page 136. Do you agree with this statement?
How does a person bring the message we receive at church on Sunday to others?
The presence of the Risen Jesus and His Spirit is powerful in our lives. How will this presence help us to spread the joyful news?
Do most people want true JOY?
Read paragraph s 2 & 3 on page 141 and discuss it.
Our personal blind spots can be great helps in our spiritual growth. How so?
Define humility, docility and judging, as explained on page 143. Share your reaction to these three helps to our blind spots.
Sometimes God can ask a person to change his or her attitude. How is this a good example of how "God's ways are not always our ways"?
How can the Gospel equip us with a new lens? Has this ever happened to you?
What is the difference between thriving and surviving?
Read Chapter 32 and talk about what Matthew Kelly calls the "Real Problem".
ns to Ponder
Do I take time each day to read the Gospels? Will I commit to taking fifteen minutes of each day to do this? Why or why not?
Do I think I don't have time to read from the Gospels each day? How do I think I might be able to find time to do so?
Do I want to rediscover Jesus in my life?
Have I read Chapter 25 of
? Why or why not?
Do I schedule time in my day for prayer?
Who taught me to pray?
Prayer Process on pages 122-123.
Do I ever deny myself?
Have I taught my children the value of self-denial by example?
Do I pray spontaneously during the day?
Do I have a Gospel verse that has become my favorite spontaneous prayer?
Would those who know me say that I take my faith seriously?
How do I bring the JOY of Christ to others?
Am I a JOYFUL person?
Do I know my personal blind spots? What are they?
How can I be more humble, docile and less judgmental with others, as explained on page 143?
Is God asking me for an attitude change? In what way?
Do I thrive or survive?
How does the Gospel give me new sight?
Does sin keep me from a deep relationship with God? Do I need to come back to God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
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